39 sailors and a girl - 39 Seemänner und ein Mädchen

German title 39 sailors and a girl
Original title One Girl and 39 sailors
Country of production Denmark
original language Danish
Publishing year 1965
Long 114 minutes
Age rating FSK 16
Director Anneliese Reenberg
script Anneliese Reenberg, Peer Guldbrandsen
music Sven Gyldmak
Camera Ole Lytken, Aage Wiltrup
cut Maj soya

39 Sailors and a Girl (original title Een pige og 39 sømænd ) is a Danish fiction film by director Anneliese Reenberg from 1965. The screenplay was written by the director together with Peer Guldbrandsen . The film was first released in Denmark on November 12, 1965, and in the Federal Republic of Germany on August 19, 1966.


Because the shipowner wants to annoy the captain of her ship, instead of a full-grown sea dog, she sends him a very young landlubber as a radio telegraph operator among the 39-strong crew. While this welcomes the outpost of female equality with great joy and does not save with invitations and intrusiveness, Captain Barker foams like the wild sea over the prank of his boss. But Else Jensen vows to be good and chaste. She doesn't want to look at any of the sailors longer than the duty dictates. But as promised, so broken. The sparks jump over when Peter, the electrician, who is completely in tears and unsuspecting, explains the operation of the equipment and surprises you a few days later in the captain's bathtub. It is he too[1]


"Danish slapstick cinema."

“A naive Danish joke for a few“ nice hours ”on the subject: How does a woman among 39 men behave who do not want to be lonely and who do not want to disturb the comradely harmony? The attraction of the film lies less in the comic ideas than in the great enthusiasm of the actors. "

- Protestant film observer [3]


Individual evidence

  1. ↑ The source for the plot is the long review in the Evangelisches Film-Beobachter . Editor: Evangelischer Presseverband München, Review No. 182/1967, p. 251
  2. rororo-Taschenbuch No. 6322 (1988), p. 2767
  3. Published by the Evangelical Press Association in Munich, Critique No. 182/1967, p. 251