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Broken Lullaby (1932)

Drama | 76 minutes
3,64 21 votes

Genre: Drama

Duration: 76 minuten

Alternative titles: The Man I Killed / The Broken Lullaby

Country: United States

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Nancy Carroll and Phillips Holmes

IMDb score: 7,5 (1.555)

Releasedate: 19 January 1932


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Broken Lullaby plot

"Honor Thy Father...And Thy Mother BUT HOW ABOUT OUR ENEMY'S PARENTS? How About His Sweetheart, the Girl We Love?"

Paul Renard, a young French soldier, feels guilty for killing a German, Walter Holderlin, during World War I. After a memorial service in 1919, he approaches a priest to confess his guilt. Renard receives forgiveness and absolution from the priest. But that's not enough for him. He decides to take a dramatic step: he wants to visit Walter's family in Germany, to ask them for forgiveness. Initially he is rejected by Walter's father. But Elsa, Walter's betrothed, has seen Renard put flowers on his grave. Finally, Renard is warmly welcomed by the family. He tells them that he was a friend of Walter's, he doesn't dare tell them the truth.

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Actors and actresses

Dr. H. Holderlin

Fraulein Elsa

Frau Holderlin

Herr Walter Schultz

Walter Holderlin

Anna, Holderlin's Maid

Herr Bresslauer, Dress Shop Owner

Frau Miller

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