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The Girl from the Marsh Croft (1935)

Das Mädchen vom Moorhof (original title)

Director:

Douglas Sirk (as Detlef Sierck)

Writers:

Selma Lagerlöf (novel), Philipp Lothar Mayring (screenplay) (as Lothar M. Mayring)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hansi Knoteck ... Helga Christmann
Ellen Frank Ellen Frank ... Gertrud Gerhart
Friedrich Kayßler Friedrich Kayßler ... Vater Dittmar (as Friedrich Kayssler)
Theodor Loos ... Richter
Kurt Fischer-Fehling Kurt Fischer-Fehling ... Karsten Dittmar
Jeanette Bethge Jeanette Bethge ... Mutter Dittmar
Eduard von Winterstein Eduard von Winterstein ... Amtmann Gerhart (as Eduard v. Winterstein)
Lina Carstens ... Mutter Christmann
Fritz Hoopts Fritz Hoopts ... Torfschiffer
Franz Stein Franz Stein ... Vater Christmann
Erich Dunskus ... Jens Willgraff
Erwin Klietsch Erwin Klietsch ... Peter Nolde
Hans Meyer-Hanno Hans Meyer-Hanno ... Großknecht
Ellen Becker Ellen Becker
Anita Düwell Anita Düwell
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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

30 October 1935 (Germany) See more »

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The Girl from the Marsh Croft See more »

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A maid of constant sorrow
12 November 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

It was Detlef Sierck's (aka Douglas Sirk)second effort in the Hitlerian years when he felt ill-at-ease (He would later call one of his films " Hitler's madman"(1943) and he would give his definitive account of his vision of the Nazi madness in "A time to love and a time to die" (1958)

Based on a Selma Lagerlöf 's short story ,"Das Mädchen..." belongs to Sierck's long series of melodramas ,a genre he was one of the indisputable masters .Probably influenced by Frank Borzage's characters ,he made Helga a pure heroine who gave everything : she refuses that the father of her (not yet born) child swears on the Bible because she wants to save his soul;she wants to save Karsten so that he can marry Gertrud and find happiness.

A conventional story,but extremely well told .Good depiction of the peasants ,who proudly show their belongings,farm ,cattle et al ("Fünf Kühe und Kalb .....").The wedding scene modestly predates the grandiose scenes of the future melodramas such as the funeral in "Imitation of Life" (1959)

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