|I Often Think of Piroschka|
|Directed by||Kurt Hoffmann|
|Produced by||Georg Witt|
|Edited by||Claus von Boro|
|Music by||Franz Grothe|
|Distributed by||Bavaria Film|
|29 December 1955|
I Often Think of Piroschka (German: Ich denke oft an Piroschka) is a 1955 German romantic comedy film directed by Kurt Hoffmann and starring Liselotte Pulver, Gunnar Möller and Wera Frydtberg. It is based on the novel of the same title by Hugo Hartung.
During a train journey, the writer Andreas nostalgically recalls a holiday trip he had made thirty years before in 1920s Hungary to the Lake Balaton area. While there he had enjoyed his first true romance with Piroschka, the lively and intelligent daughter of the local stationmaster. Andreas never saw Piroschka again after that summer, so in his mind she always stays seventeen.
- Liselotte Pulver as Piroschka Rácz
- Gunnar Möller as Andreas
- Wera Frydtberg as Greta
- Gustav Knuth as Istvan Rácz
- Rudolf Vogel as Sandor
- Adrienne Gessner as Ilonka von Csiky
- Annie Rosar as Pensionsinhaberin Márton
- Margit Symo as Etelka Rácz
- Fritz Hinz-Fabricius as Johann von Csiky
- Otto Storr as Pfarrer
- Eva Karsay as Judith
The film is in the heimatfilm tradition which was at its height when the film was released. It was extremely popular, and Pulver became closely identified with her role as the title character Piroschka.
- Goble p.209
- Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.