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During a leave in Berlin, Lieutenant Paul Wendlandt, a young Luftwaffe pilot, falls for Anna Holberg, a famous singer, who returns his love. But in time of war it is hard to live on love only. The lovers keep being separated on account of Paul's missions and their intended marriage ceremony is constantly postponed. To cap it all, misunderstanding sets in between Paul and Anna. Will they ever become the happy couple they deserve to be?Written by
This slickly-done romance which starred Zarah Leander, "the Nazi Garbo," struck such a responsive chord with female audiences that it became one of the greatest box office successes of World War II Germany. The plot would have been a familiar one to American audiences of the same era -- a soldier on temporary leave from the war-front meets and falls in love with a music-hall singer -- and that's what makes seeing this movie now so unsettling. It suggests that audiences in war-time America and Nazi Germany had the same tastes, the same fantasies, the same aspirations, etc. Some outsider viewing this movie and a similar Hollywood product would have concluded that they were made by identical societies!
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