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URLAUB AUF EHRENWORT (Furlough on Parole) (1938) * with switchable English subtitles * (IMPROVED PICTURE)

Karl Ritter Writers: Walter Bloem (story), Charles Klein (screenplay), 3 more credits ยป Stars: Ingeborg Theek, Iwa Wanja, Berta Drews

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Germany, in the Autumn of 1918:  The First World War is almost at an end.  Nevertheless, more and more German reserves are being called into battle.  The young and inexperienced Lieutenant Pratorius has the difficult mission of leading a replacement regiment to Brandenburg.  The men’s morale is poor, because the usual leave granted to men leaving for the front has been repealed.  When the unit reaches Berlin, the soldiers’ mood improves.  Almost all of them are from Berlin and they’re hoping to get a few hours leave in their hometown.  Pratorius ignores the warnings of his superiors, that the men will never return and sends them off on leave.  They go their separate ways and have to resist the many temptations to desert.  Despite being a Nazi propaganda piece about the “virtues of soldiery”, an unintended appeal for peace and a message about the futility of war can be drawn from the film’s actions. 

Deutschland, im Herbst 1918. Der Erste Weltkrieg steht kurz vor seinem Ende, aber noch immer werden sämtliche deutschen Kräfte mobil gemacht. Der junge, unerfahrene Leutnant Prätorius hat die schwere Aufgabe, ein Ersatzregiment nach Brandenburg zu führen. Die Moral der Männer ist schlecht, da ihnen der übliche Heimaturlaub diesmal verwehrt wurde. Als der Transport Berlin erreicht, bessert sich die Stimmung der Soldaten. Fast alle stammen aus Berlin und hoffen, ein paar freie Stunden in ihrer Heimatstadt verbringen zu dürfen. Prätorius schlägt die Warnungen seiner Vorgesetzten in den Wind und gibt seinen Männern einige Stunden frei. Die verbringen sie in sehr unterschiedlichen Milieus, wobei alle der Versuchung widerstehen, zu desertieren. Nationalsozialistischer Propagandafilm um "Soldatentugenden".


DVD-R is in German with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 82 mins. See film and photo samples for audio and video quality!  



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Not so fast, Mr. Liebknecht, 4/14/2021 5:35 PM
From: Wolfie
'Leave on word of honor' would be the correct translation of this title.
'Parole' sounds like they did something wrong, which they didn't, unless risking your neck for your country is wrong.
The Russian front having collapsed in the wake of the Bolshevik revolution, German troops are being transferred to the west, and when their train is forced to lay over in Berlin for several hours, the commanding officer risks court martial by giving his soldiers time to visit their families.
Will they return in time or desert ?
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