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To New Shores (1937)

Zu neuen Ufern (original title)
In 1846 the actress Gloria Vane is the leading star at the Adelphi Theatre in London. She is in love with the destitute nobleman Albert Finsbury. He is leaving for Australia to become an ... See full summary »

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(as Detlef Sierck)

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(novel) (as Lovis H. Lorenz), | 1 more credit »
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Willy Birgel ...
Edwin Jürgensen ...
Gouverneur Jones
Carola Höhn ...
Mary Jones
Viktor Staal ...
Henry Hoyer
Erich Ziegel ...
Dr. Magnus Hoyer
Hilde von Stolz ...
Fanny Hoyer
Jakob Tiedtke ...
Käsefabrikant Wells
Robert Dorsay ...
Bobby Wells
Ernst Legal ...
Stout
Siegfried Schürenberg ...
Kapitän Gilbert
Lina Lossen ...
Zuchthausvorsteherin in Paramatta
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Gefangene Nelly
Herbert Hübner ...
Casino-Direktor
Mady Rahl ...
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In 1846 the actress Gloria Vane is the leading star at the Adelphi Theatre in London. She is in love with the destitute nobleman Albert Finsbury. He is leaving for Australia to become an officer in the Queen's Regiment of New South Wales, but promises her to be back after one year. His creditors urge him to pay his debt on 615 pounds before leaving. He gets a check of 15 pounds from his friend Bobby, but changes it surreptitiously to 615. After Finsbury is gone, the forgery is discovered. To protect him Gloria says in court that she committed the crime, and is sentenced to 7 years in the terrible Paramatta prison in Sidney. From prison she sends a note to Finsbury, asking for help, but he doesn't answer. The settler Henry Hoyer falls in love with Gloria. As this is a chance for her to leave prison, she agrees, but run away from him immediately. When she finds out that Finsbury is going to marry the Governor's daughter, she is heartbroken. Finsbury finds her and wants to run away with ... Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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28 January 1938 (USA)  »

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German censorship visa # 00476 delivered on 21-11-1949. See more »

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Ich steh' im Regen
Music & Lyrics by Ralph Benatzky
Performed by Zarah Leander
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Zarah Leander at her heart-rending best
1 December 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Nobody in German cinema ever did melodramatic suffering quite like Zarah Leander, and this - her debut film for UFA in 1937 - shows her at the peak of her allure. She plays a glamorous stage diva, and we first see her on stage in London singing her flirtatious number 'Yes, Sir'. She then takes the wrap for a fraud committed by her British officer lover (played by Willy Birgel) who is on the verge of sailing for Australia, and for her pains she is transported to Australia herself, as a convict.

In prison, accompanied by her fellow female inmates, she sings a beautiful, sad song directed to her rascally lover: 'I have such a deep longing for you'. She is released from Paramatta prison in order to marry a handsome farmer (played by Viktor Staal) - but she runs away from him, only to discover that the Birgel character is on the verge of marrying the governor's daughter.

Heartbroken, she tries to return to prison, then to the stage, but is booed by the Australian audience for her gloomy act - a real irony this, since the song she's singing, 'I'm standing in the Rain' is a real beauty, haunting and melancholy, making full use of Leander's lovely contralto voice. Zu Neuen Ufern is a very emotionally involving film, a pointer to the films Detlev Sierck would later make in the US under his anglicised name, Douglas Sirk. Perfect for a rainy Sunday, and proof of the star power of Zarah Leander.


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