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Broken Lullaby ()


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French soldier travels to Germany to find a family of a man he killed during World War I.

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Dr. H. Holderlin
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Fraulein Elsa, Walter's Fiancée
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Paul Renard
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Frau Holderlin
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Herr Walter Schultz
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Walter Holderlin, German soldier killed by Paul
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Anna, Holderlin's Maid
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Priest
George Bickel ...
Herr Bresslauer, Dress Shop Owner
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Frau Miller
Reinhold Pasch ...
Fritz's Father
Rodney McLennan ...
War Veteran (as Rodney McLennon)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Davis ...
Concierge (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Ed Eberle ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Lillian Elliott ...
Frau Bresslauer (uncredited)
Henry Fifer ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Townswoman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Kate MacKenna ...
Frau Stein - Townswoman (uncredited)
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Frau Schmidt - Townswoman (uncredited)
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Gravedigger (uncredited)
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Waiter at Inn (uncredited)
Russ Powell ...
Bartender at Inn (uncredited)
Joan Standing ...
Flower Shop Girl (uncredited)
Marvin Stephens ...
Fritz (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Louis Van der Ecker ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Anton Vaverka ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Frau Lerner - Townswoman (uncredited)
Paul Weigel ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Lottie Williams ...
Frau Klein - Townswoman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ernst Lubitsch

Written by

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Maurice Rostand ... (play "The Man I Killed")
 
Reginald Berkeley ... (adaptation)
 
Samson Raphaelson ... (screenplay) &
Ernest Vajda ... (screenplay)

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Ernst Lubitsch ... producer

Music by

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W. Franke Harling ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Victor Milner

Art Direction by

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Hans Dreier ... (uncredited)

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Harry Lindgren ... sound (uncredited)

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Lloyd Ahern Sr. ... assistant camera (uncredited)
William Rand ... second camera (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

A young French soldier in World War I is overcome with guilt when he kills a German soldier who, like himself, is a musically gifted conscript, each having attended the same musical conservatory in France. The fact that the incident occurred in war does not assuage his guilt. He travels to Germany to meet the man's family. Written by Steve Owen

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Also Known As
  • The Man I Killed (United States)
  • The Man I Killed (United Kingdom)
  • L'homme que j'ai tué (France)
  • Der Mann, den sein Gewissen trieb (Germany)
  • Der fremde Sohn (Germany)
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  • 76 min
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Budget $889,154 (estimated)

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