The Enchanted Day

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The Enchanted Day (German: Der verzauberte Tag) is a 1944 German romantic drama film directed by Peter Pewas and starring Winnie Markus, Hans Stüwe and Ernst Waldow.[1] It explores the romantic ambitions of two women who work at a kiosk in a railway station.

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The Enchanted Day
Eva Maria Meineke and Winnie Markus in their station kiosk
Directed byPeter Pewas
Written by
  • Franz Nabl (novel)
  • Peter Pewas
  • Renate Uhl
Produced byViktor von Struwe
CinematographyGeorg Krause
Edited byIra Oberberg
Music byWolfgang Zeller
Distributed byDeutsche Filmvertriebs
Release dates
  • 6 July 1944 (1944-07-06)
  • 17 May 1951 (1951-05-17) (general release)
Running time
76 minutes

The film was made at the Babelsberg Studios by Terra Film one of Germany's four dominant production companies. The film's sets were designed by Erich Grave.

The film's release was considerably delayed by Joseph Goebbels' Propaganda ministry after an initial screening in 1944 led to numerous objections. Attempts to improve it meant it was not released before the end of the Second World War. It finally premiered in Sweden in 1947 before going on general release in West Germany in 1951.