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Ecstasy (1933)

Ekstase (original title)
TV-MA | | Drama, Romance | April 1936 (USA)
Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman, but discovers that he is obsessed with order in his life and doesn't have much room for passion. She becomes despondent and leaves him, ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Eva Hermann (as Hedy Kiesler)
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Adam
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Emile
Leopold Kramer ...
Eva's Father
Emil Jerman ...
Eva's husband (voice)
Jirina Steimarová ...
Typist
Bedrich Vrbský ...
Eva's father (voice)
Jirina Stepnicková ...
Eva (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonín Kubový ...
Ein Landstreicher
Karel Macha-Kuca ...
Der Rechtsanwalt
Pierre Nay ...
Le jeune homme
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Le père
Eduard Slégl ...
Ein Landstreicher
Jan Sviták ...
Der Tänzer auf der Barandov-Terrasse
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Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman, but discovers that he is obsessed with order in his life and doesn't have much room for passion. She becomes despondent and leaves him, returning to her father's house. One day while bathing in the lake she meets a young man and they fall in love. The husband has become grief stricken at the loss of his young bride, and fate brings him together with the young lover that has taken Eva from him. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The erotic close-ups of Hedy Lamarr's face in the throes of passion were aided, she says, by the director unexpectedly jabbing her in the derriere with a pin in order to get the desired expressions on her face. See more »

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Symphony of Love= appropriate title
28 May 1999 | by (Lone Pine, California) – See all my reviews

The alternate title of Ecstasy, is Symphony of Love; a title which appropriately describes the mood and feel of the film. Ecstasy is an early talkie, and could have very well been a classic film, if released during the silent film era. This film is a visual treat, and is deliberately paced so the viewer can savour its sensuous lyric quality, which is presented in an artistic low-key fashion. The director's style is distinctly European. The subject matter and approach to sexuality was far more sophisticated, than what was being produced in Hollywood, at that time. Consider the censorship code in the US, during the 30's, that pretty much sums it up. Hedy Lamarr, one of the great beauties of all time, was a perfect choice for this 'Symphony of Love.'


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