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The Girl from the Marsh Croft (1935)

Das Mädchen vom Moorhof (original title)


Douglas Sirk (as Detlef Sierck)


Selma Lagerlöf (novel), Philipp Lothar Mayring (screenplay) (as Lothar M. Mayring)


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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A northern romance
9 June 2017 | by sobotSee all my reviews

The core of this film is a girl's sacrifice, a motive familiar from the better-known Lagerlof adaptation "The Phantom Carriage". It is perhaps interesting that this story was also previously adapted as a silent film by Victor Sjostrom.

The movie is quite faithful to the book. There are only minor differences, where Sirk uses nicely advantages of visual presentation; for example the scene of committing perjury at the beginning is followed by a close-up of a woman's hands, twitching in fear of witnessing a deadly sin. Also, several references to supernatural things are added, which is a nice nod to other Lagerlof works (a short story about an elf guarding farmers' houses; unfortunately I don't know its English title).

All in all, enough reasons for lovers of classic movies / adaptations / romances to see this one too.

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Release Date:

30 October 1935 (Germany) See more »

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Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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