About the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the beginning of the First World War. Focuses on the relationship between a Serbian officer and his Austrian-born wife and their involvement in espionage between the countries.
Erich von Stroheim,
When a German spy realizes that he is being followed by British agents, he gives the secret information he is carrying to his girlfriend. When he is killed, she gives the information to his... See full summary »
A young maid from the country looses her job as maid in k.u.k. Budapest, when she stays out too long with her beau, a soldier, who's saving money to buy a horse to open a transport company.... See full summary »
Honor of the Family is a 1931 American Pre-Code drama film released by First National Pictures (a subsidiary of Warner Bros.), starring Bebe Daniels and Warren William. It was based on the ... See full summary »
Denise, an orphaned girl, moves to Paris where she hopes to find work at her uncle's store. But the glamorous department store 'Aux Bonheur des Dames' across the street crunches all the little businesses around. She finds a position there.
Hans has killed the dog of Firmin, a shepherd. Wild with rage, Firmin kidnaps Elsi, Hans' fiancée and locks her up at his home. Hans, a peddler, vows to find the missing girl. This is what ... See full summary »
"Tropical Nights" - A young violinist Alma comes to Simbali with an orchestra led by conductor Zangiacoma, hired for a series of performances in the Schomberg hotel. Both the conductor ... See full summary »
German-language version of "The Big House" (MGM, 1930), with Heinrich George in Wallace Beery's role, filmed by MGM parallel to the English-speaking version, at a time when good subtitles weren't yet in use.
Egon von Jordan
A pacifist work,as "La Grande Illusion" or "J'accuse" or "les Croix de Bois " were.And anyway at the time Peace's days were numbered.
When the film says "peace on the Rhine" ,it means it.Intellectuals plan a reconciliation and a German/French friendship,which ,in Hitler's time was wishful thinking.
The movie is more dated than the three works I mention above.The best is the duel French (Alsatian at that!) mummy-in-law Françoise Rosay
/German daughter-in-law Dita Parlo.The latter wins hands down ,her tenderness ,her calm and her understanding win over the viewer.Rosay ,dressed up as an Alsatian complete with folk costume borders on ludicrous.
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