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So Ends Our Night (1941)

Story about three German refugees during World War II who are always hiding, always in fear of deportation.

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Josef Steiner
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Ruth Holland
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Marie Steiner
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Ludwig Kern
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Lilo
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Brenner
Allan Brett ...
Leo Marrill
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Leopold Potzloch
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The Chicken
Alexander Granach ...
The Pole
Roman Bohnen ...
Mr. Kern
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Ammers (as Sig Rumann)
William Stack ...
Professor Meyer
Lionel Royce ...
Barnekrogg
Ernst Deutsch ...
Dr. Behr
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Story about three German refugees during World War II who are always hiding, always in fear of deportation.

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Audiences hail this absorbing, chilling drama...played with exceptional skill by a superb cast...ever surprising in its emotional impact the Erich Remarque novel from which it was adapted...brought to the screen with compelling power and living realism. See more »

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27 February 1941 (USA)  »

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Ainsi finit notre nuit  »

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$401,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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passport to pre-war Europe
24 July 2008 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

Stateless refugees from Hitler's Germany must move from one country to the next in this realistic film from 1941. The realism is in the cast of actors other than the well known Glenn Ford, Frederic March, Frances Dee, and Margaret Sullavan, those playing the smaller but important parts of spies, sympathizers, officials, restaurateurs, nurses, etc...all with a keen eye for authenticity and details. As well, one of the best parts in the film is played by Erich Von Stroheim as an intelligent, sympathetic, and cunning SS officer who's out to arrest the non-conformist played in a terrific part by Frederic March. So while we follow the main characters and a touching love story and a biting role for March, the real value of the picture is the portrait it paints in its portrayals of the other people caught up in the pre-war manoeuvrings.


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