1933. Germany. Gustav Ucicky. 80 min.
Monday, January 10, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
1933. Germany. Directed by Gustav Ucicky. Screenplay by Gerhard Menzel, from a story idea by E. Freiherr von Spiegel. With Rudolf Forster, Adele Sandrock, Fritz Genschow, Paul Westermeier. This earnest drama, which British, Dutch, and Polish distributors refused to handle, was well received in New York in 1933. The film, which glorifies German military sacrifice during World War I, has a dubious distinction: its Berlin premiere marked Hitler’s first public appearance as Chancellor of Germany. Courtesy of Murnau Foundation. In German; English subtitles. 80 min.
In the Film exhibition Weimar Cinema, 1919–1933: Daydreams and Nightmares
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