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Liebe, Tod und Teufel (1934)

In a harbor bazaar of the Pacific town of Kona, the young sailor Kiwe is offered a mysterious bottle, which supposedly gives her owner power and wealth and should fulfill all his wishes. ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Käthe von Nagy ... Kokua
Albin Skoda Albin Skoda ... Kiwe
Brigitte Horney ... Ruby
Karl Hellmer Karl Hellmer ... Lopaka
Aribert Wäscher Aribert Wäscher ... Mounier
Erich Ponto ... The Old Man
Paul Dahlke ... The Governor
Rudolf Platte ... Spunda
Josef Dahmen Josef Dahmen ... Macco
Hans Kettler Hans Kettler ... Balmer
Karl Hannemann Karl Hannemann ... Hein (as Carl Hannemann)
Oskar Sima ... Kiano
Albert Florath Albert Florath ... The Notary
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charly Berger Charly Berger
Gertrud Boll Gertrud Boll
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In a harbor bazaar of the Pacific town of Kona, the young sailor Kiwe is offered a mysterious bottle, which supposedly gives her owner power and wealth and should fulfill all his wishes. The required return is however high. From now on, the soul of the new owner belongs to the devil. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

24 May 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love, Death and the Devil See more »

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Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

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1.37 : 1
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Alternate-language version of Le diable en bouteille (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

So oder so ist das Leben
Music by Théo Mackeben
Lyrics by Hans Fritz Beckmann
Sung by Brigitte Horney
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Classic song, worthless story
19 July 2004 | by jandewittSee all my reviews

'Liebe, Tod und Teufel' is nothing more than a creaky melodrama. It has dated terribly, boosts lackluster performances and a so-so story. The cheap film is not worth remembering.

Well, in all fairness, the whole show comes to live for around five minutes, when utterly beautiful Brigitte Horney croons Theo Mackeben's great song 'So oder so ist das Leben'. With her earthy charm, prominent cheekbones and deep, sultry voice Miss Horney created quite a sensation in 1934. In the right hands, with good directors and handsome production values she might have become bigger than Dietrich. Alas, her considerable talent was wasted in second banana roles and third-rate melodramas.

In later years Miss Horney played cameos in big budget WW II epics like the superior, much, much underrated 'Nacht fiel ueber Gotenhafen' and found work in mindless Edgar Wallace adaptations.


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