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Lilli Marlene (1950)

A French girl singer is captured by the Nazis, and made to broadcast for them.


Arthur Crabtree


Leslie Wood (original story)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Daniely ... Lilli Marlene
Hugh McDermott ... Steve
Richard Murdoch Richard Murdoch ... F / Lt. Murdoch
Leslie Dwyer Leslie Dwyer ... Berry
Estelle Brody Estelle Brody ... Estelle
Cecil Brock Cecil Brock ... O'Riley
John Blythe ... Holt
Stanley Baker ... Evans
Ben Williams Ben Williams ... Brownie
Russell Hunter ... Scottie
Marcel Poncin Marcel Poncin ... Lestoque
Judith Warden Judith Warden ... Auntie
Michael Ward Michael Ward ... Wintertree
Lawrence O'Madden Lawrence O'Madden ... Col. Wharton (as Laurence O'Madden)
Stuart Lindsell Stuart Lindsell ... Major Phillips


A French girl singer is captured by the Nazis, and made to broadcast for them.

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English | German

Release Date:

23 July 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flor do Pecado See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Opening credits: The story characters, and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious. No identification with actual persons living or dead is intended or should be inferred. See more »


Followed by The Wedding of Lilli Marlene (1953) See more »


Lilli Marlene
Written by Hans Leip and Norbert Schultze
English lyrics by Tommie Connor
Sung by Lisa Daniely
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Not a very interesting movie.
17 April 2006 | by gerry1019See all my reviews

I had been looking for this somewhat obscure little movie because it is an early film of Stanley Baker.

The picture is set in North Africa before El Alamein when the British and German armies moved backwards and forwards across the same territory on several occasions. The story is partially narrated by an American radio man who keeps the story moving.

Stanley Baker has a small part playing a Welshman....surprise! Anyway when the Germans retake the "pub" in which so much of the action takes place they find on interrogating the staff that the daughter of the house is called Lilly Marlene and is none other than the original on whom the song is based.

This seems like a big coup for the Nazis until they find she is a very patriotic Frenchwoman who refuses to sing the song in German until her parents are threatened.

Well the Brits retake the place and Lilly is momentarily saved but there are still hidden dangers. The movie unspools in a predictable fashion and before the end we are treated to a couple of Vera Lynn songs (not sung by her).

The movie is available on an NTSC VHS.

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