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Ein Herz spielt falsch (1953)

A man, in need of money and too lazy to work for a living, marries a plain but rich girl in the knowledge that she is ill and has not long to live. Once he is married to her, he comes to ... See full summary »

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Peter van Booven
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Sybilla Zander
Carl Wery ...
Professor Linz
Gertrud Kückelmann ...
Gerda Peters
Günther Lüders ...
Kersten
Lina Carstens ...
Mutter Pratsch
Rolf von Nauckhoff ...
Direktor Hersbach
Hermann Speelmans ...
Matz
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Briefüberbringer
Rudolf Vogel ...
Charles
Otto Arneth ...
Dir.Hersbachs Bruder
Rainer Penkert ...
Dr. Neumeister
Hedwig Wangel ...
Mummie
Doris Kirchner ...
Kellnerin
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A man, in need of money and too lazy to work for a living, marries a plain but rich girl in the knowledge that she is ill and has not long to live. Once he is married to her, he comes to love her passionately and cannot bear the thought of losing her. In an effort to save her life, he spends all their money, but to no avail. His wife dies and he is once again penniless. However, he is a changed man.

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16 July 1953 (West Germany)  »

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Amor fingido  »

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Creaky old-fashioned sudser
20 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

Virtually rushed through her next production 'Ein Herz spielt falsch' while the excitement over her runaway success 'Die grosse Versuchung' was still hot, Ruth Leuwerik emerged as an absolute box-office sensation. Within a few month the elegant, regal beauty topped all popularity polls and went on to even bigger fame the next year.

A truly affecting performance by Ruth Leuwerik distinguished this old sudser of a rich father secretly bribing a young man to marry his daughter who had only one year to live. Love dawned after the hasty marriage, then she found out THE TRUTH, and - oh heavens, the agony of it all....They could have sold tissues by the boxful at every performance of this 40-carat weepie that kept Germany's womanhood in tears for month.


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