A love story centered around the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who ... See full summary »
A love story centered around the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who is dying of tuberculosis. Written by
Herman Seifer <email@example.com>
This is a drama about three German veterans of the first world war, comrades who open up a mechanic shop, and are genuine friends to each other.
A woman enters the picture, and she is quickly adopted into their little family as a love interest of one. The other two are not ready for romance, and have other things on their minds, but they are very happy for their friend.
There is a lot of give and take in this drama. It moves relatively well for a drama. It isn't nearly as slow paced as most dramas. And the banter between the characters is usually very witty on a realistic scale.
While the dialog is well done, there is a lot of preaching and a lot of predictability in this. We are rarely surprised, and that may not be a bad thing. However, there is a bit too much preaching in the form of the Franchot Tone character, who is obviously the spokesman for the writer.
It's good to see Robert Taylor play a role of a mature minded man instead of the cliché bad guys gone good he played later. Ironic that his most mature role came so early in his career.
There are flashes of good cinema here, especially at the end. It won't bowl you over, but it won't make you groan. It's somewhere in between. Give and take.
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