Hansel and Gretel (1954 Janssen film)

Hänsel und Gretel
Directed by Walter Janssen
Produced by Hubert Schonger
Written by Gerhard F. Hummel
Starring Jürgen Micksch
Maren-Inken Bielenberg
Jochen Diestelmann
Ellen Frank
Barbara Gallauner
Wolfgang Eichberger
Narrated by Paul Tripp (1965-English)
Music by Giuseppe Becce
Release dates
September 12, 1954 (West Germany)
November 1965 (United States, English-dubbed)
Running time
54 min.
Country  West Germany
Language German

Hansel and Gretel (German: Hänsel und Gretel) is a German film, directed by Walter Janssen, based on the story of Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm.[1] It should not be confused with Hansel and Gretel, another German film released the same year.


DVD release

In 2007, Hänsel und Gretel was released on DVD in Germany. The film was also part of five DVD boxset, which contained other classic live-action German fairytale films made in the 1950s.[2]


  1. "Hansel and GretelSynopsis". fandango.com. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  2. Nield, Anthony. "Lotte Reiniger: The Fairy Tale Films". thedigitalfix.com. Retrieved 1 March 2014.

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