The Great Love

The Great Love (1942)

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1942-06-12
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 14 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Country: Germany
  • Director: Rolf Hansen
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From 14 Ratings


The attractive Oberleutnant Paul Wendlandt is stationed in North Africa as a fighter pilot. While in Berlin to deliver a report he is given a day's leave, and on the stage of the cabaret theatre "Skala" sees the popular Danish singer Hanna Holberg. For Paul it is love at first sight. When Hanna visits friends after the end of the performance, he follows her, and speaks to her in the U-Bahn. After the party in her friends' flat, he accompanies her home and chance throws them further together when an air raid warning forces them to take cover in the air raid shelter. Hanna reciprocates Paul's feelings, but after a night spent together Paul has to return immediately to the front. There now follows a whole series of misunderstandings, and one missed opportunity after another. While Hanna waits in vain for some sign of life from Paul, he is flying on missions in North Africa. When he tries to visit her in her Berlin flat, she is giving a Christmas concert in Paris.

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  • Zarah Leander

    as Hanna Holberg
  • Grethe Weiser

    as Kaethe, Hannas Zofe
  • Viktor Staal

    as Paul Wendlandt
  • Paul Hörbiger

    as Alexander Rudnitzky, Komponist
  • Wolfgang Preiss

    as Oberleutnant von Etzdorf
  • Hans Schwarz Jr.

    as Artist Alfred Vanloo
  • Victor Janson

    as Theaterdirektor Mocelli
  • Leopold von Ledebur

    as Herr Westphal
  • Julia Serda

    as Frau Westphal
  • Paul Bildt

    as Unfreundlicher Oberkellner
  • Erich Dunskus

    as Mann, der den Staffelhund mitbringt
  • Wilhelm Althaus

    as Fliegeroffizier Hauptmann Becker
  • Agnes Windeck

    as Hannas Mutter
  • Olga Engl

    as Alte Dame im Mietshaus
  • Jakob Tiedtke

    as Hauswart
  • Ilse Fürstenberg

    as Luftschutzwartin
  • Hermann Pfeiffer

    as Herr Konsul
  • Angelo Ferrari

    as Löwenbändiger
  • Grete Reinwald

    as Mutter im Luftschutzkeller
  • Erna Sellmer

    as Kartenabreißerin
  • Just Scheu

    as Alfred Vanloos Bruder
Directing Rolf Hansen Director
Writing Hans Flemming Novel
Writing Peter Groll Screenplay
Production Walter Bolz Executive Producer
Camera Franz Weihmayr Director of Photography
Editing Anna Höllering Editor
Art Walter Haag Production Design
Sound Werner Pohl Sound Designer
Sound Michael Jary Music