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The Case of Lena Smith (1929)

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In late 19th century Vienna, Lena Smith, a naive peasant girl from Hungary, has a child by a corrupt young cavalry officer, and goes to work his house as a servant, hiding the truth from ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
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Lena Smith
James Hall ...
Franz Hofrat
Gustav von Seyffertitz ...
Herr Hofrat
Emily Fitzroy ...
Frau Hofrat
Fred Kohler ...
Stefan
Betty Aho ...
Stefan's Sister
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Commissioner
Leone Lane ...
Kay Deslys ...
Poldi
Alex Woloshin ...
Janitor
Ann Brody ...
Janitor's Wife
Wally Albright ...
Franz (age 3) (as Wally Albright Jr.)
Werner Klingler ...
Franz (age 18)
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In late 19th century Vienna, Lena Smith, a naive peasant girl from Hungary, has a child by a corrupt young cavalry officer, and goes to work his house as a servant, hiding the truth from his unsympathetic father, while the son returns to his profligate ways. Robbed of her child first when he is a baby, and later when they are separated by the war, she suffers imprisonment, contempt, and shame in order to protect the child. Written by genet-1

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19 January 1929 (USA)  »

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Amor de Mãe  »

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Josef von Sternberg insisted on casting Esther Ralston, over studio objections that she was not up a major dramatic role in which she ages by several decades. See more »

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