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Port of Freedom (1944)

Grosse Freiheit Nr. 7 (original title)
The film tells the story of the blond "singing sailor" Hannes Kröger who works in a St. Pauli club on the Große Freiheit 7, and falls in love with a girl. But she prefers his rival Willem and Hannes returns to the sea.

Director:

Helmut Käutner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hans Albers ... Hannes Kroeger
Ilse Werner ... Gisa Häuptlein
Hans Söhnker ... Willem
Hilde Hildebrand ... Anita
Gustav Knuth ... Fiete
Günther Lüders Günther Lüders ... Jens
Ilse Fürstenberg Ilse Fürstenberg ... Gisa's mother
Ethel Reschke Ethel Reschke ... Margot
Erna Sellmer ... Frau Kaasbohm
Kurt Wieschala Kurt Wieschala ... Jan
Helmut Käutner ... Karl
Richard Nicolas Richard Nicolas ... Admiral
Maria Besendahl Maria Besendahl ... Frau Boergel
Justus Ott Justus Ott ... Herr Wellenkamp
Gottlieb Reeck Gottlieb Reeck ... Herr Puhlmann
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The film tells the story of the blond "singing sailor" Hannes Kröger who works in a St. Pauli club on the Große Freiheit 7, and falls in love with a girl. But she prefers his rival Willem and Hannes returns to the sea.

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Country:

Germany

Language:

Spanish | German

Release Date:

5 February 1945 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

La Paloma See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamburg, Germany See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Terra-Filmkunst See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Agfacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of the last songs in this movie is the German folk song "Muss i denn". The movie Carl Peters (1941), which also starred Hans Albers, started with the same song. See more »

Quotes

Hannes Kroeger: [stolpert betrunken umher] Es gibt nichts, was ein Mann nicht vergessen kann...
[pause, lauter]
Hannes Kroeger: wenn er ein Mann ist!
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Featured in Hitler's Hollywood (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Beim ersten Mal, da tut's noch weh
Sung by Hilde Hildebrand
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poignant tale of Hamburg's Saint Pauli district
4 December 1999 | by Lars-65See all my reviews

In this poignant tale of Hamburg's Saint Pauli district, a former seaman, now a singer in a sailor's nightclub, opposes his girl's love for a dockworker. Directed by Helmut Kaeutner in 1943/44, this film enjoyed enormous postwar popularity in East and West Germany. Kaeutner makes a stunning use of the new Agfacolor material, and Hamburg never looked more mystical. The film was shot on location and Berlin, but after the air raids in both cities, completed in Prague. Goebbles didn't particularly like this film and didn't allow it to be shown in the Reich. Therefore, German audiences only got to see this movie after 1945. Hans Albers is brilliant, and for fans of him this movie is an absolute must. I personally must have seen this one 8 or 9 times already. The movie also features a couple of good songs, sung by Hans Albers. "La Paloma" is probably the most remembered tune of this film.


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