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ZWISCHEN STROM UND STEPPE (1938)

Attila Hörbiger, Heidemarie Hatheyer and Hellmuth Bergmann, Géza von Bolváry
$9.99

Der Landstreicher Silo, wegen seiner Offenheit bei allen beliebt, wird eines Tages schwer verletzt am Ufer der Theiß gefunden. Fischer nehmen ihn auf, und Maria, die junge Frau von Alexander Renka, pflegt ihn gesund. Silos Wunde ist verheilt, doch er bleibt bei den Fischern, sicher hat der Messerstich einem anderen gegolten. Nur Marias Mann verhält sich eigenartig. Oft ist er nicht zu Hause, und häufig findet man ihn in der Nähe der Hütte der Zigeunerin Panna, die angeblich alle Männer verhext. Maria fühlt, daß er sie mit dieser Frau betrügt und reitet mit ihrem Bruder zurück in die Steppe, ihre Heimat. Am selben Morgen finden Fischer Alexander Renka tot am Flußufer, auch ihn hat ein Messerstich getötet. Doch es ist Silos Messer, und die Fischer verdächtigen nun ihn.

Silo is a bum; but he's a bum whose beloved by all and one day, he is found wounded on the banks of the Theiss. Fishermen take him back to the village and Maria, Alexander Renka's young wife, cares for him until he gets better. Silo's wound heals, but he decides to stick with the fishermen to find out who the intended target for the stabbing knife really was (for who would stab a beloved bum?). Maria's husband is acting really strange. He is away from home often and can be found very often near the hut of the gypsy Panna, who can allegedly bewitch any man she pleases. Maria is convinced from her womanly intuition -- never mind asking -- that her husband is doing the dirty with the gypsy and decides to abandon him and the town she lives in. With her brother, she returns to her homeland, the steppe. That same morning, Alexander Renka is found dead on the riverbank and he's been stabbed, too. The fishermen who find the body notice it's Silo's knife and they're convinced the lovable bum is a not-so-loveable murderer.

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. 95 MINS. COMBINED TOTAL. VERY GOOD FILM QUALITY OVERALL.

 

 


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