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To New Shores (1937)
"Zu neuen Ufern" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  28 January 1938 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Carola Höhn ...
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Erich Ziegel ...
Dr. Magnus Hoyer
Hilde von Stolz ...
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Ernst Legal ...
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Siegfried Schürenberg ...
Kapitän Gilbert
Lina Lossen ...
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Herbert Hübner ...
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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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Detlev Sierck miles away from Douglas Sirk
10 February 2000 | by (Freiburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

Shortly before his emigration to the US Detlev Sierck made this movie. For those who love his later American movies it will be a little bit disappointing.

The story is very melodramatic but not very convincing. A man makes bad use of his fathers money for the sake of a Vaudeville singer. She is therefore sent to Australia for imprisonment. The man joins the army and they meet again...

Nevertheless you will recognize some elements of Sirk's later cinematography also in this movie, like the frequent use of mirrors an element which was later adapted by his great admirer Fassbinder). A ridiculous element of Nazi censorship is the fact that the dancing girls are forced to dance to a mock version of Offenbach's Can-Can.


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