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Writers:
Lawrence P. Bachmann (story)
Jerry Davis (screenplay)
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Release Date:
19 September 1952 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
1947: Captain Jeff Eliott returns to Germany to thank the Lert family, who hid him during ww-ii when his plane was shot down over Munich... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Gene Kelly ... Capt. Jeff Eliot

Pier Angeli ... Wilhelmina (Willie) Lehrt
Richard Rober ... Col. James Terry
Richard Egan ... Lt. Parker
Claus Clausen ... Heisemann
Wilfried Seyferth ... Hansig
Margot Hielscher ... Cabaret Singer

Annie Rosar ... Mrs. Keigler
Harold Benedict ... Sgt. at Airport
Otto Gebühr ... Mr. Nolder
Gertrud Wolle ... Mrs. Nolder
Heinrich Gretler ... Keigler
Charlotte Flemming ... Girl in Telephone Booth
Charles Gordon Howard ... Lt. Farris
Bum Krüger ... Oberlitz
Claus Benton Lombard ... Waiter

Iván Petrovich ... Sigmund Neffs
Sepp Rist ... Customs Official - German
Michael Tellering ... Ernst Haltmann
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walter Janssen ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Andrew Marton 
 
Writing credits
Lawrence P. Bachmann (story) (as Lawrence Bachmann)

Jerry Davis (screenplay)

Produced by
Richard Goldstone .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Václav Vích (director of photography) (as Vaclav Vich)
 
Film Editing by
Ben Lewis 
 
Art Direction by
Paul Markwitz 
Fritz Maurischat 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hermann Höhn .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Walter Rühland .... sound recordist (as Walter Ruehland)
 
Music Department
Rudolph G. Kopp .... musical director
Bronislau Kaper .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Eugene Zador .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
Germany:90 min | USA:96 min | USA:90 min (TCM print)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Fascinating Post-WII Film, 24 December 2006
Author: synergydesign2003 from United States

The movie grabs your attention immediately and doesn't let go until the end. Post WII Germany is one of the main characters here and it's fascinating to see the bombed out buildings and how people had to live after the war. The fact that it was filmed on location in winter only adds to the mystery.

As for Gene Kelly not being an actor but only a showman, watch him in Inherit the Wind, and you may change your mind. His non-dancing roles were not really all that rare, even during his heyday as a dancer.

Pier Angeli, who was Italian, is cast as a German girl. That doesn't quite work for me, as her German isn't good enough for her to have been a native, yet her appealing nature, her huge eyes and her inherent sweetness help her performance as woman whose innocence has been lost.

The corruption and struggle to rebuild in Germany and Austria after the war is something that most people do not really know much about. Other recommended movies that deal with this subject are A Foreign Affair and The Third Man.

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