|Country of production||Germany|
|Age rating||FSK 6|
|Director||Hans H. King|
Jägerblut is a German homeland film from 1957. Edith Mill , Helmuth Schneider , Jan Hendriks and Hans von Borsody play the leading roles under the direction of Hans H. König , whose last cinema director this was .
The old forester Ferdinand Aiblinger has already seen a lot in his long service. He is currently tracking down smugglers, but this time he has to discover that the suspect is a harmless tourist from Berlin, is called Emil Zoppel and is at least as old as he is. Zoppel is extremely harmless, he is with his wife Mathilde only on vacation in the Bavarian mountains. Together with a servant and Aiblinger's two nieces, Barbara and Gretl, the unsuspecting "Saupreiß" wants to track down an owl that can be heard especially at night (but which in truth doesn't exist here at all). In the village you can find that the old Aiblinger has become a curious eccentric and it is time to replace him. A successor is quickly found, the new forester should be the robust Franz Sixt. Aiblinger is very angry that he was unceremoniously put on the sidelines and is downright enraged when he sees Sixt-Franzl entering the pension's own bar one evening, where the two buxom nieces indulge in dancing. There is a tangible argument between the two very different men. Before the dispute can escalate, the new forester leaves the inn.
Neither of the arguers suspect that the smugglers persecuted by the old man hid their goods in the basement of the pension when they were disturbed by the border police the night before. Now that the villains want to recover their smuggled goods, Sixt promptly interrupts them. To drive him out of his curiosity, a shot is fired at the young forester, which results in a flesh wound. When it turns out that the murder weapon is a service pistol and belongs to old Aiblinger, things start to move. The sawed-off forester is provisionally arrested for attempting the murder of his successor. In truth, however, the young Toni Moosbacher is behind the smuggling and the murder. The declared womanizer feels disturbed by the Aiblinger successor in two ways: Firstly as a force in order to keep the woods and fields in order, and secondly because he has also kept an eye on Gretl Aiblinger. The two brothers Benno and Simon Schaidler are Moosbacher's smuggling accomplices. Soon the teasing Gretl tries to play Toni against the young forester Sixt, but in the end, according to the film, justice wins.
Jägerblut was shot in Bavaria in the summer and autumn of 1957 and premiered on December 25, 1957 in Nuremberg.
Producer Richard König also took over the line-up. Hans Sohnle designed the film structures carried out by Friedrich Thaler, Felicitas Brunner the costumes. Klaus König was a simple cameraman, Eberhard Itzenplitz was an assistant director.
"Smugglers' story routinely dealt with and appropriately photographed in Heimatfilm manner."
Dirk Jasper said that Jägerblut "offers fun and exciting home film entertainment and a reunion with popular German actors of the 50s." 
- Jägerblut in the Lexicon of International Films , accessed on April 1, 2020
- Brief review on film-lexikon.de, accessed on April 1, 2020