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Frieda (1947)

Approved | | Drama, War | 28 July 1947 (UK)
An RAF pilot who was shot down during WWII returns home to his English village with his new bride. The trouble is that she is the German lady who helped him escape. Then her brother arrives.

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An RAF pilot who was shot down during WWII returns home to his English village with his new bride. The trouble is that she is the German lady who helped him escape. Then her brother arrives. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Opening credits: This film is based on fact but the characters and events portrayed are fictitious. Any similarity to any name or individual is coincidental. See more »

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The film' s opening shows a Polish city [ later revealed to be Krakow ] in the midst of heavy fighting. Krakow was abandoned by the Germans and taken by the Red Army with no destruction or street fighting. See more »

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Robert: Nothing to be frightened of in Denfield - nothing at all...
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Opening credits prologue: POLAND-MARCH 1945 No man's land between the German and the Russian armies. See more »

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Das zerbrochene Ringlein
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Music by Friedrich Glück
Lyrics by Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff
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interesting if dated
13 April 2015 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This film was made in 1947 when this country was just coming to terms with the fact that it would have to live with the new Germany.The film does not take into account the fact that there were already thousands of German refugees in this country who had fled Nazi persecution.For example in the film industry there were actors such as Conrad Veidt and technicians such as Mutz Greenbaum.Therefore what only seems to have been considered by this film are bad Germans,as played by Albert Levien and the passive German as played by Swede,Mai Zetterling.So what is ignored are the millions of Germans who did oppose Hitler,the social democrats and communists who were thrown in concentration camps.I felt that Levien's revelation as a nasty Nazi was rather over dramatic and rather spoiled the balance of the film.I also wonder what audiences of the time would have made of the newsreel of Belsen concentration camp shown when the couple are in the cinema.very thought provoking.


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