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Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)
"Tagebuch einer Verlorenen" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  11 April 1930 (France)
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Thymiane is a beautiful young girl who is not having a storybook life. Her governess, Elizabeth, is thrown out of her home when she is pregnant, only to be later found drown. That same day,... See full summary »

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Sig Arno ...
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Kurt Gerron ...
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Hedwig Schlichter
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Thymiane is a beautiful young girl who is not having a storybook life. Her governess, Elizabeth, is thrown out of her home when she is pregnant, only to be later found drown. That same day, her father already has a new governess named Meta. Meinert, downstairs druggist, takes advance of her and gets Thymiane pregnant. When she refuses to marry, her baby is taken from her and she is put into a strict girls reform school. When Count Osdorff is unable to get the family to take her back, he waits for her to escape. She escapes with a friend and the friend goes with the Count while she goes to see her baby. Thymiane finds that her baby is dead, and the Count has put both girls up at a brothel. When her father dies, Thymiane marries the Count and becomes a Countess, but her past and her hatred of Meta will come back to her. Written by Tony Fontana <>

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The scene in the notary's office (for the reading of the will): Thymian moves over to the window and looks out. Meinert joins her, and puts his hand on her shoulder. The camera view suddenly changes, and his hand is no longer on her shoulder. It changes back to its original POV, and the position has changed again (though his hand is now drawing away from her shoulder). See more »


Elder Count Osdorff: With a little more love, noone on this earth would ever be lost!
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Remake of Das Tagebuch einer Verlorenen (1918) See more »

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Tragic and harsh, a well made movie.
13 May 1999 | by (dallas) – See all my reviews

A hard time is had in the life of a young woman whose innocence is ripped away and replaced with the harshness of a demanding world. From a sweet young girl to a prostitute to nobility, this movie is envolving and reminds one that spirit triumphs no matter how one tries to beat it down. Full of sensuality (mostly provided by Louise Brooks) this is a silent film that warrants a viewing!

One scene was intentionally filmed with everyone under the influence of alcohol. Because the director wanted more realism. (I will only say the scene was the Raffle, as not to give away anymore than was said)

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