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Silke B 2 years ago

My dear Flixster-Friends,

since the new Flixster has arrived and I do not agree with it and fear that the community will disappear soon, this will be my last review.

I will miss you all awfully, so please just write me a message, if you want to stay in touch.

My last review and my legacy, will be the recommendation of my favourite movie...



Germany 1934, Director: Reinhold Schünzel, Book: Ludwig von Wohl, Camera: Friedl Behn-Grund, Music: Franz Doelle.
With: Renate Müller, Anton Walbrook, Georg Alexander, Adele Sandrock.

Gerte Winter (Renate Müller) is a drivingschool-teacher. She built her own car and is pretty and independent. Douglas Mavis (Georg Alexander), a rich heir from England, proposes to her and they get secretly married in Berlin. When Douglas goes back to England, to tell his despotic Grandmother (Adele Sandrock) about his wife, he simply fails. His Grandma makes the decisions and she has other plans for him.

Gerte comes to England and learns what a wimp her husband is. His Grandma is sure the German wife must be a cheap blackmailer. And when nightclub-singer Bella Amery (Hilde Hildebrand) shows up (also to marry Douglas), the Grandmother is sure that she must be the cheap German girl. In the meantime Gerte sneaks into the lordly family and becomes friends with the old lady. She finds a good friend and accomplice in Warwick Brent (Anton Walbrook), who is the family's lawyer and who seems to be such a better match for her.

You will notice that the director and all actors were very famous in Germany in the early 30's. And they all were disliked by the Nazis. So this is an independent movie, from a little studio, which refused to follow the rules for films the Nazis established in 1933.

Silke B 2 years ago

I recommend you see...



Germany 1944, Directed by: Helmut Käutner, Written by: Helmut Käutner, Richard Nicolas.
With: Hans Albers, Ilse Werner, Hilde Hildebrand, Hans Söhnker, Gustav Knuth.

Hannes Kröger (Hans Albers) used to be a sailor, but now he is singing in the "Hippodrome" in St. Pauli. This club has everything a sailor needs: music, whores, schnapps and the opportunity to ride horses and donkeys. Anita (Hilde Hildebrand) owns the club and she is the kind of hard-boiled, lonely woman you would expect to run such an etablissement.

Hannes longs to be back at sea, he does not belong ashore. When his brother dies, he takes care of his brother's bride Gisa (Ilse Werner). Gisa lives in a small village and gets ostracized by the other inhabitants, for being a sailors-whore. So Hannes takes her with him to Hamburg. He appears to be rough and farouche, but he is tender hearted. And he slowly begins to fall in love with Gisa. For the first time in his life.

Very untypical for a movie from 1944 is the surreal dream-sequence. Some scenes were shot in Prague, instead of Hamburg. Hamburg was way too much destroyed in 1944 to be the setting for the movie. After they finished "Große Freiheit Nr. 7", it got forbitten at once. It had everything the Nazis did not want. The hero was not as heroic as they wanted it to be, his piercing blue eyes looked way too insane in many scenes. And Hans Albers was one of those actors the Nazis would have liked to get rid of, but who was too famous to let him just disappear.

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Hey, all you users of Flixster. It's Booklover11 again, I know, I'm sending you guys way to much stuff, like polls, personal messages, film recommendations, etc, but hear me out. This October 6th, I will be doing this huge movie marathon, by reviewing 3 MOVIES ON THAT DAY! Now, I know, I did more than that before, but I've been real busy for the past month or so, so if you want to read my reviews, then's the time to do so, unless the date changes. The first movie I'll be reviewing is the critically acclaimed comedy; Ghostbusters. The second movie I'll be reviewing is the critically acclaimed animated Pixar film; Wall-E. The final movie is the biggest one, but will not be announced until the review is poster, so check it out then! So, check out my profile on the 6th for 3 movies in a row, and if the movie reviews aren't their, there might be an explanation on my About Me section. So, hope you check my profile then! P.S For a hint of what movie will be reviewed, you'll have to look DEEP into my profile. :P

About Gabi

Europe... well London is a home of my heart
Favorite Movies:
Anthony Zimmer, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Sound of Music, Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, The Prestige, Victor Victoria, The Thomas Crown Affair, Casablanca, Mary Poppins, WALL-E, The Pink Panther, Out of Sight, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Mamma Mia!, Donnie Darko, All About Eve, Back to the Future, Pride and Prejudice, Rear Window, Inception, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Alibi (Lies & Alibis), Dirty Dancing, After the Sunset, American Beauty, Chinatown
Favorite Actors:
Julie Andrews, Pierce Brosnan, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Sophie Marceau, Ingrid Bergman, Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Diane Keaton, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson
I'm studying Film at University of Glasgow. Previously I have worked at the movie store where I've got familiar with different movies and genres as well as a different tastes for movies. My dream is to become a film-maker someday. I love to discuss movies from all the angles: starting from movies as an outstanding piece of art or techniques used to make one or another picture, and ending with cinema influence to society, economics and politics. I'm on this site to meet the people who share the same passion for movies, people who love to talk movies. Also I use it to keep a track on what I watch and develop my reviewing skills.

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