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To New Shores (1937)

Zu neuen Ufern (original title)
In 1846 the actress Gloria Vane is the leading star at the Adelphi Theatre in London. She is in love with the destitute nobleman Albert Finsbury. He is leaving for Australia to become an ... See full summary »

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Douglas Sirk (as Detlef Sierck)

Writers:

Lovis Hans Lorenz (novel) (as Lovis H. Lorenz), Kurt Heuser | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zarah Leander ... Gloria Vane
Willy Birgel ... Sir Albert Finsbury
Edwin Jürgensen Edwin Jürgensen ... Gouverneur Jones
Carola Höhn ... Mary Jones
Viktor Staal Viktor Staal ... Henry Hoyer
Erich Ziegel Erich Ziegel ... Dr. Magnus Hoyer
Hilde von Stolz ... Fanny Hoyer
Jakob Tiedtke ... Käsefabrikant Wells
Robert Dorsay ... Bobby Wells
Ernst Legal Ernst Legal ... Stout
Siegfried Schürenberg Siegfried Schürenberg ... Kapitän Gilbert
Lina Lossen Lina Lossen ... Zuchthausvorsteherin in Paramatta
Lissy Arna ... Gefangene Nelly
Herbert Hübner ... Casino-Direktor
Mady Rahl ... Soubrette
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In 1846 the actress Gloria Vane is the leading star at the Adelphi Theatre in London. She is in love with the destitute nobleman Albert Finsbury. He is leaving for Australia to become an officer in the Queen's Regiment of New South Wales, but promises her to be back after one year. His creditors urge him to pay his debt on 615 pounds before leaving. He gets a check of 15 pounds from his friend Bobby, but changes it surreptitiously to 615. After Finsbury is gone, the forgery is discovered. To protect him Gloria says in court that she committed the crime, and is sentenced to 7 years in the terrible Paramatta prison in Sidney. From prison she sends a note to Finsbury, asking for help, but he doesn't answer. The settler Henry Hoyer falls in love with Gloria. As this is a chance for her to leave prison, she agrees, but run away from him immediately. When she finds out that Finsbury is going to marry the Governor's daughter, she is heartbroken. Finsbury finds her and wants to run away with ... Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

28 January 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To New Shores 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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Trivia

Finnish censorship visa # 020884. See more »

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Referenced in Heimat - Eine deutsche Chronik (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Tiefe Sehnsucht (Ich hab' eine tiefe Sehnsucht in mir)
Music & Lyrics by Ralph Benatzky
Performed by Zarah Leander
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Queen of Nazi Germany's Cinema in her best-remembered role
16 September 2006 | by mdm-11See all my reviews

Zarah Leander, Swedish Import to the German Cinema of the 1930s & 40s, is best known for her stunning beauty and her deep singing voice, both of which would light up a movie screen. Often cast in the role of a suffering, unappreciated woman, this film could be her lifetime signature performance.

Mistreated by her lover, she nonetheless takes the blame for his criminal activity, accepting a prison sentence, in dim hopes of reuniting with the scoundrel years later. A twist of fate allows her to leave prison, but of course at a price. The predictable plot moves along, including 2 memorable songs, the heartbreaking "Ich steh' I'm Regen" and the up-tempo "Yes, Sir!", both becoming Leander trademarks.

Like Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis and other Classic Cinema Divas, Zarah Leander has achieved cult status. "Zu neuen Ufern" would be the first film to be mentioned by any fan. Enjoy the drama, and enjoy the queen...the Drama Queen of Old German Cinema at her best!


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