SKU 4606

NACHTS AUF DEN STRASSEN (Nights on the Road) (1952) * with switchable English subtitles *

Rudolf Jugert Writers: Helmut Käutner, Fritz Rotter (story) Stars: Hans Albers, Hildegard Knef, Lucie Mannheim

German film classic from the year 1952 with Hans Albers and Hildegard Knef in one of the first German "Road Movies".  Truck driver Heinrich Schluter is on the highway to Frankfurt one night, when he comes upon a car accident and stops.  Looking in on the now dead driver, Heinrich takes a load of money from the bashed-up car.  When the police show up, he discovers the dead man was a wanted currency smuggler and thus considers it only right he hold onto the money he stole from the dead man.  Consumed with thoughts about his daughter, who just got married, he picks up the hitchhiker Inge Hoffmann, who reminds him of the child now departed from the family home with her new husband.  The hitchhiker tells Heinrich about her brother and the two start getting to know one another better.  In reality, however, the fawning twenty-four year old wants to use the truck driver to smuggle drugs.  Moral of the story?  There's no fool, like an old fool.

Deutscher Kinoklassiker mit Hans Albers und Hildegard Knef aus dem Jahr 1952, der als einer der ersten deutschen Road Movies gezählt werden kann. LKW-Fahrer Heinrich Schlüter fährt gerade nachts die Autobahn Richtung Frankfurt, als er an einem verunglückten Wagen vorbeifährt und anhält. Beim toten Fahrer findet er viel Geld. Als die Polizei eintrifft, erfährt er, dass der Tote ein gesuchter Devisenschieber war und sieht sich somit im Recht, das Geld zu behalten. In Gedanken schon wieder bei seiner Tochter, die gerade geheiratet hat, und seinr Frau, nimmt er dennoch die hübsche Anhalterin Inge Hoffmann mit, die ihm von ihrem Bruder erzählt und sich bei ihm einschmeichelt. Tatsächlich will sie aber Rauschgift schmuggeln. 

DVD-R is in German with switchable English subtitles.  Approx. 112 mins.  See film sample for film quality! 

REGION FREE  (will play in any DVD player)

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Nachts auf den Strassen., 3/14/2017 11:54 AM
From: pferde
Excellent film, highly recommended. Superb performances by all, especially Albers, Mannheim, Knef and Goring. One of Marius Goring's few German films in which he is NOT dubbed. He spoke German [almost] like a native, with just the slightest Anglo-Saxon twist to it. Tight script, expertly directed by Rudolf Jugert, photographed by Vaclav Vich.
Very good picture quality, way above average, sound good, too, with sensible subtitle translation, easy to read in yellow.
You won't be sorry if you buy it. Unless you absolutely hate the Autobahn and a big Diesel lorry [truck].
Hildegard Brosseau.
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