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AB MITTERNACHT (1938)

Gina Falckenberg, Peter Voß and René Deltgen, Carl Hoffmann
$9.99


IMPORTANT:  PLEASE TAKE SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT THE QUALITY OF THIS FILM AS MENTIONED BELOW!
 

Im Pariser Nachtlokal "Wolga-Wolga" tritt jeden Abend Helene auf. Einst war sie in Russland mit dem Ingenieur Wronsky verheiratet, doch nach dem Bürgerkrieg wurde er für tot erklärt. So verdient sie sich jetzt ihren Lebensunterhalt als Tänzerin an der Seite ihres Partners Prinz Feodor, mit dem sie heimlich verheiratet ist. Da taucht der verkrüppelte Wronsky wieder auf. Er will seine Schiffsbaupläne dem Chefingenieur Petroff, einem großen Verehrer Helenes, zum Kauf anbieten. Durch das Wiedersehen mit seiner Frau gewinnt er neuen Lebensmut – auch da ihm Helene zunächst die Wahrheit verschweigt. Da Wronsky ihr verbietet weiter zu tanzen, verliert auch Feodor sein Engagement und beginnt Helene zu erpressen.

Helene performs in the Parisian nightclub "Volga-Volga" every night. Once upon a time, she was married to the engineer Vronsky in Russia, but he was declared dead after the country's civil war. So now she earns her living as a dancer at the side of her partner, Prince Feodor, to whom she is secretly married. However, the crippled Vronsky surfaces in Paris. He's looking to sell his plans for the construction of a ship to the chief engineer Petrov, who is a great admirer of Helene. When he meets his wife again, he gains a new confidence in life ... though Helene declines to tell him the whole truth about her relationship. When Vronsky forbids her to continue dancing, Feodor loses his job at the club and begins to blackmail Helene.

THERE IS A NEWSREEL PREVIEW BEFORE THE FILM, JUST AS GERMAN AUDIENCES MIGHT HAVE SEEN WHEN THE MOVIE WAS FIRST SHOWN (except this newsreel may not be contemporary to when the film was released).


DVD-R IS IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES (except for the Newsreel). APPROX. 97 MINS. COMBINED TOTAL.  


UNFORTUNATELY, THIS FILM WAS RECORDED ON A PLAYER, WHICH SHOWED A TIMER (WHICH RAN DURING THE FILM) AS WELL AS OTHER MISCELLANEOUS, UNUSED SETTINGS.  BECAUSE THE MOVING TIMER WAS ESPECIALLY DISTRACTING, I HAVE BLOCKED IT, AS WELL AS THE OTHER ONSCREEN SYMBOLS.  THUS, THERE ARE SEVERAL LARGE "BLURRED" BLOCKS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN.  THE FILM IS STILL WATCHABLE AND THIS IS LESS OF A DISTRACTION THAN WHAT WAS ON THERE, BUT IT IS STILL FAR FROM OPTIMAL.

USED-VHS-LIKE QUALITY OVERALL WITH SOFTNESS.

 

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