Broken Lullaby, (The Man I Killed) (1932) - Rotten Tomatoes

Broken Lullaby, (The Man I Killed) (1932)

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This serious drama was a real departure for filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch who is best known for his sophisticated, frothy comedies. It was the only serious talkie he ever made and is set in post-WWI Germany, Lubitsch's native country, where a guilt-ridden young French veteran has come to find the family of a soldier he killed. He wants them to forgive him, and surprisingly, they do.

Cast

Nancy Carroll
as Fraulein Elsa, Walter's Fiancée
Phillips Holmes
as Paul Renard
Lionel Barrymore
as Dr. H. Holderlin
Lucien Littlefield
as Herr Walter Schultz
Tom Douglas
as Walter Holderlin
Louise Carter
as Frau Holderlin
George Bickel
as Bresslauer
Emma Dunn
as Frau Muller
Tully Marshall
as Gravedigger
Lillian Elliott
as Frau Bresslauer
Reginald Pasch
as Fritz's Father
Joan Standing
as Flower Shop Girl
Rodney McKennon
as War Veteran
Torben Meyer
as Waiter at Inn
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