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The Major and the Bulls

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The Major and the Bulls
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Directed byEduard von Borsody
Written byPer Schwenzen
Eduard von Borsody
Based onThe Major and the Bulls by Hans Venatier
Produced byAdolf Hannemann
Karl Schulz
StarringFritz Tillmann
Christiane Hörbiger
Attila Hörbiger
CinematographyWalter Riml
Edited byEva Kroll
Music byBert Grund
Allianz Filmproduktion
Beuhneund Film
Distributed byAllianz Filmverleih
Release date
28 October 1955
Running time
95 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The Major and the Bulls (German: Der Major und die Stiere) is a 1955 West German comedy film directed by Eduard von Borsody and starring Fritz Tillmann, Christiane Hörbiger and Attila Hörbiger. It is based on the 1953 novel of the same title by Hans Venatier.[1] It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich and in Wiesbaden. The film's sets were designed by the art director Ernst Schomer.


Following the Second World War, Allied forces arrive to occupy Germany. In Bavaria in the American Zone, an army Major tries to prevent fraternising between his troops and the locals. This quickly breaks down as several romantic relationships begin between local girls and the GIs while the obstinate peasants eventually overcome their dislike of being ordered about by the military.



  1. ^ Fehrenbach p.194


  • Fehrenbach, Heide. Cinema in Democratizing Germany: Reconstructing National Identity After Hitler. University of North Carolina Press, 2000.

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