During World War II, two Americans are forced to bail out and parachute into a small German town. Herr Frick, being equal parts patriotic and lonely, keeps them as prisoners of war in his ... See full summary »
Ruth Leuwerik stars as a woman married to a well-meaning but stuffy attorney, who has an adulterous affair with a flamboyant author. The novelist is a friend of the family, but the secret affair becomes public when she is involved in an auto accident where she leaves the scene of the crime. The wronged husband gives the police false information to protect his unfaithful wife from being charged with the crime. Consumed with guilt, she finally goes to the police, confesses her sins, and vows to stay with her loving husband. The title refers to the amount of time the couple has been married. The film persuaded Leuwerik to call it a day and she retired for good.
An actress with a lot more talent than credited for by critics Ruth Leuwerik was born to play 'Jane Eyre', 'Wuthering Heights' or even 'Far From the Madding Crowd'. She would been wonderful in 'Nora', 'The Woman from the Sea' or 'The Three Sisters'. But all she got during her last few years as a movie actress was cheap trash like this one.
Just when everybody thought of her as a has-been she bounced back on German TV with a triumphant 'Hedda Gabler'.
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