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The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi

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The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi
Film poster
Directed byKurt Hoffmann
Written by
Based onThe Marriage of Mr. Mississippi
by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Produced by
CinematographySven Nykvist
Edited byHermann Haller
Music byHans-Martin Majewski
Distributed byUFA Film Hansa
Release date
  • 24 June 1961 (1961-06-24)
Running time
95 minutes
  • West Germany
  • Switzerland

The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi (German: Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi) is a 1961 Swiss-West German comedy film directed by Kurt Hoffmann and starring O.E. Hasse, Johanna von Koczian and Martin Held.[1][2] It is based on the 1952 play with the same title by Friedrich Dürrenmatt.[3] It was entered into the 11th Berlin International Film Festival.[4] The film was shot at the Spandau Studios in Berlin, and on location in Zurich. The sets were designed by the art directors Hertha Hareiter and Otto Pischinger.



  1. ^ Bock & Bergfelder p. 121
  2. ^ "Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi". Film Portal. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  3. ^ Koczian, Johanna von; Held, Martin (1 March 1961). "Justiz-Krise". Der Spiegel (in German). Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  4. ^ "The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi". Film Affinity. Retrieved 3 July 2021.


  • Bock, Hans-Michael; Bergfelder, Tim, eds. (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-655-9.
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