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A Time to Love and a Time to Die ()


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On the Russian front in 1944 German Private Ernst Graeber receives a leave and visits his family in Germany but Germany isn't the same country he left behind.

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Ernst Graeber
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Elizabeth Kruse Graeber (as Lilo Pulver)
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Immerman
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Hermann Boettcher
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Reuter
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Professor Pohlmann
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Captain Rahe
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Woman Guerrilla
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Charles Regnier ...
Joseph
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Frau Lieser
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Heini
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Frau Witte
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Sauer
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Political Officer
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Gestapo Lieutenant
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Frau Langer
Alexander Engel ...
Mad Air Raid Warden
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Hirschland (as Dana J. Hutton)
Bengt Lindström ...
Steinbrenner
Wolf Harnisch ...
Sergeant Muecke
Karl Ludwig Lindt ...
Dr. Karl Fresenburg
Lisa Helwig ...
Frau Kleinert
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Several Characters (uncredited) (voice)
Benno Hoffmann ...
Worker in the Ruins (uncredited)
Herbert Weissbach ...
Kellner (uncredited)
Alexander Welbat ...
Otto Binding (uncredited)
Ralf Wolter ...
Feldmann the Taylor (uncredited)

Directed by

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Douglas Sirk

Written by

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Orin Jannings ... (screenplay)
 
Erich Maria Remarque ... (novel "A Time to Love and a Time to Die")

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Robert Arthur ... producer

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Miklós Rózsa ... (as Miklos Rozsa)

Cinematography by

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Russell Metty ... director of photography

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Ted J. Kent

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Alexander Golitzen
Alfred Sweeney

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Russell A. Gausman

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Bill Thomas ... (gowns)

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Bud Westmore ... makeup artist

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Norman Deming ... unit production manager (as Norman W. Deming)

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Michael Braun ... assistant director (as Dr. Michael Braun)
Joseph E. Kenney ... assistant director

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Leslie I. Carey ... sound
Vernon W. Kramer ... sound (as Vernon Kramer)

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Whitey McMahon ... special effects
Clifford Stine ... special effects
Don Wolz ... special effects (uncredited)

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Clifford Stine ... special photography

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Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Eugene Zador ... orchestrator (uncredited)

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Eva Ebner ... script supervisor (uncredited)

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Heinz Götze ... assistant: Mr. Deming (as Heinz Gotze)
Herman Ulbricht ... military technical advisor: West German Army (as Capt. Herman Ulbricht)
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Plot Summary

In 1944, a company of German soldiers on the Russian front are numbed by the horrors and hardships of war when Private Ernst Graeber's long awaited furlough comes through. Back home in Germany, he finds his home bombed. While hopelessly searching for his parents, he meets lovely Elizabeth Kruse, daughter of a political prisoner; together they try to wrest sanity and survival from a world full of hatred. Written by Rod Crawford

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Taglines Born out of the blazing passions of war! See more »
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Also Known As
  • There's a Time to Love (United States)
  • Zeit zu lieben und Zeit zu sterben (West Germany)
  • Zeit zu leben und Zeit zu sterben (West Germany)
  • There's a Time to Love (World-wide, English title)
  • A Time to Love (World-wide, English title)
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  • 132 min
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Trivia Douglas Sirk and Erich Maria Remarque became close friends during the shooting. Later, in Switzerland, they were even neighbors. See more »
Goofs Keenan Wynn uses pounds instead of kilos to describe Don DeFore's wife's weight. Later Don DeFore also uses pounds instead of kilos when he mentions his wife having lost weight since he last saw her. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Raid on Rommel (1971). See more »
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Quotes Ernst Graeber: You're more lovely every time I see you. Only this time, you look like the next time.
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