Dorothea Wieck and Hertha Thiele in Mädchen in Uniform (1931)
Annemarie von Rochhausen and Hertha Thiele in Mädchen in Uniform (1931)
Mädchen in Uniform (1931)
In this German film, 14-year-old Manuela von Meinhardis (Hertha Thiele) is sent to an all-girl boarding school after her mother dies. The Prussian headmistress of the school is very strict and makes life almost unbearable for the girls. Many of the girls are fond of the young teacher Elizabeth von Bernburg (Dorothea Wieck), who instead values love and understanding over strict discipline. Manuela develops a particular romantic attachment to this teacher.
Caroline of Garbo Laughs also wrote a great review here.