We Make Music

We Make Music
Directed by Helmut Käutner
Written by Manfried Rössner (play)
Hans Effenberger
Erich Ebermayer
Helmut Käutner
Starring Ilse Werner
Viktor de Kowa
Edith Oß
Grethe Weiser
Music by Peter Igelhoff
Adolf Steimel
Cinematography Jan Roth
Edited by Helmuth Schönnenbeck
Distributed by Deutsche Filmvertriebs
Release dates
8 October 1942
Running time
95 minutes
Country Germany
Language German

We Make Music (German:Wir machen Musik) is a 1942 German musical comedy film directed by Helmut Käutner, starring Ilse Werner, Viktor de Kowa and Edith Oß.[1]


It is a revue film, loosely based on the stage work Karl III. und Anna von Österreich by Manfried Rössner. Karl Zimmermann, a composer whose idols are Johann Sebastian Bach and classical composers, dreams of being successful with his own opera and composes popular music for fun, but does not try to distribute it for reasons of honor. His wife, Anni Pichler is a popular singer and secretly sells his popular songs so that they can make a living. When he finally completes his opera and it is rejected by the public, he realizes that his true talent is composing popular music and not dishonorable.



  1. Hake p.58


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