Lovely and elegant Ruth Leuwerik is back in the crinoline again in this lavishly produced, sometimes moving story of a woman's ups and downs. Spanning the period from 1890 to 1947 the saga is a beautiful showcase for Miss Leuwerik's considerable talent and she makes the most of it. Critics praised her highly and an enthusiastic public made her the undisputed box-office queen of post-war German cinema.
Mostly cast in weepy melodramas opposite wooden and boring Dieter Borsche (Germany's answer to wooden and boring Georg Brent) and spending most of her few starring years in period costumes, Miss Leuwerik was at her subtle best when cast in snappy modern comedies. Just watch her in the delightful bit of fluff 'Warum muss man sich gleich scheiden lassen?' opposite handsome Hardy Krueger.
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