So Little Time (1952)

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During World War II, German soldiers occupy the home of a beautiful Belgian girl and her mother.



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Credited cast:
Nicole de Malvines
Marius Goring ...
Oberst / Colonel Hohensee
Lotte Schönberg
Gabrielle Dorziat ...
Madame de Malvines
Barbara Mullen ...
John Bailey ...
Philipe de Malvines
David Hurst ...
Blumel / Baumann
Stanley Van Beers ...
Professor Perronet
Oscar Quitak ...
Andree Melly ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wolf Frees ...
German Doctor
Jeremy Geidt ...
Harold Lang ...
Lt. Seger
Olga Lowe ...
Alison Peline ...


In Belgium, during World War II, a young music student and her mother are the only ones left of a large family, the men having all been lost in the war against Germany. Their château is partially taken over by the German Military Commandant. The girl, Nicole, has an intense hatred for the Germans and tells the Commandant, Hohensee, so. Whey they discover they have a mutual interest in music, especially the piano, they come to know each other better and fall in love. They know it is an impossible situation - especially the girl who is forced by the underground to steal documents and information from him - and realize their romance can only end in tragedy. Written by Les Adams <>

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14 August 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wenn das Herz spricht  »

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BRILLIANT film, where can I buy it?
10 May 1999 | by (Bend, Oregon) – See all my reviews

I saw this film years ago and was VERY impressed.

The plot is unusual in that it depicts a sympathetic relationship between an invading German officer and a Belgian girl.

I'd give anything to know why this film seems not to be available.

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