During a leave in Berlin, Lieutenant Paul Wendlandt, a young Luftwaffe pilot, falls for Anna Holberg, a famous singer, who returns his love. But in time of war it is hard to live on love ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Grethe Weiser ...
Kaethe, Hannas Zofe
Viktor Staal ...
Oberleutnant Paul Wendlandt
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Alexander Rudnitzky, Komponist
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Oberleutnant Von Etzdorf
Hans Schwarz Jr. ...
Alfred Vanloo, Artist
Victor Janson ...
Mocelli
Leopold von Ledebur ...
Herr Westphal
Julia Serda ...
Frau Westphal
Paul Bildt ...
Unfreundlicher oberkellner
Erich Dunskus ...
Mann, der den Staffelhund mitbringt
Wilhelm Althaus ...
Fliegeroffizier Hauptmann Becker
Olga Engl ...
Alte dame im Mietshaus
Karl Etlinger ...
Mann mit den Eintrittskarten
Ilse Fürstenberg ...
Luftschutzwartin im Mietshaus
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During a leave in Berlin, Lieutenant Paul Wendlandt, a young Luftwaffe pilot, falls for Anna Holberg, a famous singer, who returns his love. But in time of war it is hard to live on love only. The lovers keep being separated on account of Paul's missions and their intended marriage ceremony is constantly postponed. To cap it all, misunderstanding sets in between Paul and Anna. Will they ever become the happy couple they deserve to be? Written by Guy Bellinger

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11 September 1942 (Netherlands)  »

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German censorship visa # B.57295 delivered on 10-6-1942 (Jugendfrei). See more »

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Referenced in Schtonk (1992) See more »

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Non per questo casca il mondo
Music my Michael Jary
Lyrics by Devilli
Sung by Zarah Leander
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Nazis in drag
29 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The History Channel is running a series titled "Hitler's Women". One episode features Zarah Leander, clips from this movie, behind the scenes information, and its historical context. The high point for me came when the Nazi film studio UFA dressed Hitler's personal guard in drag, complete with FAIRY WINGS and heavy eye makeup, to stand behind Zarah in an ornate, Flo Ziegfeld style production number. They had to do this because Zarah was very tall, and UFA couldn't find enough tall, pretty women. Blow ups of stills from this scene clearly show the rather grim faced "chorus girls" were really men.

German actor Hans Blech, who later played the German officer who first sees the invasion in The Longest Day and a German aide to nasty Nazi Col. Hessler in The Battle of The Bulge, served in the German Army in WW2.

During the filming of this movie he recalls wearing a lieutenant's uniform as he walked backstage past the half dressed guards. He couldn't resist, and shouted "Achtung!" The guards instinctively snapped to attention, as their wigs went askew and their dresses fell off. Ah, Nazis in drag. Somebody oughta make a movie. BC


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