Down 186,184 this week

Die große Versuchung (1952)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.6/10 from 9 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot



0Check in

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1638 titles
created 1 month ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Die große Versuchung (1952)

Die große Versuchung (1952) on IMDb 4.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Die große Versuchung.
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »


Cast overview, first billed only:
Dieter Borsche ...
Richard Gerbrand
Ruth Leuwerik ...
Renate Mannhardt ...
Carl Wery ...
Medizinalrat Dr. Bosch
Paul Bildt ...
Dr. Riebold
Claus Biederstaedt ...
Famulus Huber
Ulrich Bettac ...
Friedrich Domin ...
Dr. Frank, Verteidiger
Heinrich Gretler ...
Bürgermeister Max Händel
Heini Göbel ...
Dr. Schnetz (as Heinz Göbel)
Harald Holberg ...
Alexander Rochwald
Bruno Hübner ...
Professor Dr. Nanken
Erich Ponto ...
Professor Dr. Gandolphi
Rudolf Reiff ...
Generaldirektor Witt (as Rudolf Reif)
Ado Riegler ...
Dr. Köberl


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

melodrama | based on novel | See All (2) »




See all certifications »




Release Date:

18 December 1952 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

A Grande Tentação  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

27 October 1999 | by (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The title translates into "the great temptation", but do not be tempted to watch this ridiculous doctor's drama. It is about a student of medicine who practises as surgeon. While at first it is already not clear why he does this at all (Dieter Borsche has such an innocent face), later it is not clear why his conscience bothers him. Could it be that Borsche was starting to be aware of the silliness of the drama out of which the only way to get out was to give himself up? If so why did not he report the writer and the director as well for bad taste? Did I ever see so much honour on celluloid?

Not only for content the film is unbearable, it is poorly written and directed too. The problems in the other sanatorium are never solved; we only hear Paul Bildt saying that he has been going through the same procedure (court trial). The story moves from A to B to C and back again, without any structure. An extremely bad scene is the scene in which during a party doctor Borsche first has trouble with his conscience (was it the liquour perhaps?); this should have been the dramatic turn, but it is badly directed and edited as if the editor was doing open heart surgery.

My conscience was bothering me for having to endure this film against which no anaesthesia will help.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Die große Versuchung (1952) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: