Die barmherzige Lüge (The Merciful Lie): Collection of 45 Movie Stills
Berlin: TOBIS-QUICK, 1939. Original photograph(s). Original photographs. This collection of 45 photographs of the 1939 film produced by the Euphono-Film GmbH, a subdivision of Tobis Film, is a mix of film stills and press photographs distributed by Tobis-Quick for the purpose of being used in the editorial part of newspapers and magazines. It includes three head shots of the female lead Hilde Krahl.
Die barmherzige Lüge: Director Werner Klingler; screenplay by Curt J. Braun and Werner Klingler; starring Hilde Krahl, Elisabeth Flickenschildt and Ernst von Klipstein. Release date: 17th of August, 1939, Germany; Euphono-Film GmbH. Werner Klingler was a prolific German movie director during the 1930s and 40s, famously replacing Herbert Selpin as director for the film "Titanic" which was banned by the Nazis. Hilde Krahl was an Austrian actress who appeared in 70 films between 1936 and 1994, maybe best known for her lead in the 1942 film "Anuschka," directed by Helmut Käutner. Elisabeth Flickenschildt was a German actress, producer and author. She appeared in dozens of movies between 1935–1976. Ernst von Klipstein was a German film and television actor. Prominent during the Nazi era he appeared in a large number of action movies.
Melodrama depicting a love affair between the German Anja Hoster, waitress in a bar somewhere in Mongolia, and the traveling scientist Dr. Thomas Clausen. From this love affair Anja has a son without Thomas' knowledge. When Thomas returns to embarge on another expedition a few years later he is married to Maria. They all meet but Anja can't tell him of his son in the presence of Maria. Thomas and Maria leave for their expedition but Thomas doesn't return from it. Only Maria is found dying. Anja, thinking of the future of her son, impersonates Maria and travels to Bremen with her son to meet Thomas' parents. She is received wholeheartedly and things are going well until the Mongol Goban enters the equation and blackmails Anja. In a meeting with Anja's friend Henrici tensions grow and Goban kills Henrici while Anja is suspected to have committed the murder. Unexpectedly the presumed dead Thomas arrives. He realizes how much Anja loves him and his son.
Text in German. Some press photographs with creasing along edges, copyright stamps on verso of press photographs and occasional Tobis stamps in marginal frames. Overall in very good condition. vg. Item #43443