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Crimson Romance (1934)

Approved | | Action, Drama, War | 12 October 1934 (USA)
After Fred von Bergen, a German immigrant in America, is forced from his job by anti-German hysteria before the first world war, he and his friend Bob Wilson leave America and join the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alida Hoffman
Capt. Wolters
James Bush ...
Fred von Bergen
Bodil Rosing ...
Mama von Bergen
The Courier
Arthur Clayton ...
Baron von Eisenlohr
Oscar Apfel ...
John Fleming
Purnell Pratt ...
Franklyn Pierce
Pierre (as Jason Robards)
Von Gering (as William von Brincken)
Brandon Hurst ...
English Officer


After Fred von Bergen, a German immigrant in America, is forced from his job by anti-German hysteria before the first world war, he and his friend Bob Wilson leave America and join the German air force. There, both men fall in love with ambulance driver Alida Hoffman. When America enters the war, Bob is caught between loyalty to his home country and the threat of execution for desertion and treason to Germany. It remains for his friend Fred to extricate him from the dilemma - but at what cost? Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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A POIGNANT ROMANCE...that of an American Ace and a charming little fraulein...sounds a clear and appealing note through the discord of the Gods of War! (original poster) See more »


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12 October 1934 (USA)  »

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Com o Amor não Se Brinca  »

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Friendship or Country?
13 August 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

When Fred is forced to leave his job as a test pilot for being a German immigrant his friend Bob goes with him. These are the days prior to America's entry in to World War One and anti German hysteria is running high. Unable to find work Fred decides to return to Germany "where he's wanted" and Bob goes with him. Both men fall in love with a pretty ambulance driver complicating their friendship. Things get even more complicated when America enters the war and Bob feels he must join his fellow countrymen on the other side. His only hope to escape would be with Fred's help, but to do so would put Fred into terrible danger.

Interesting war drama about love, friendship and nationalism in time of war. Certainly its a pot boiler first (and a good one at that) but it also forces you to wonder which is more important friendship or country? The answer isn't that easy especially when any choice will be deadly. There really isn't much more to say beyond that except its a good little movie thats well told. Its an enjoyable hour and change that probably won't change your life but will keep you entertained.

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