München: Rolf Randolf-Film GmbH, 1941. Loose leaf. Collection of 28 b/w film stills (app. 11 3/4 x 9 1/2"), and 13 head shots of Sybille Schmitz (3), Attila Hörbiger (6), and Oskar Sima (4). Laid in a mimeographed poetical dedication by a friend of Otto Klingler to his son Werner and his wife on the occasion of the celebration of the confirmation of Klinger's son. Dated Stuttgart, April 6, 1919 with unidentified signature. Some pencil notes on versos of some photographs, e.g. "Wetterleuchten um Barbara," "zu hell kopiert" (overexposed), "Werner Klingler," "unscharf kopiert" (copied blurred), and "Heidemarie Stalheyer."
Propaganda film depicting the struggle of Tyrol mountain farmers against the Austrian authorities leading up the annexation of Austria by the third Reich. Young Barbara and her husband Martin move onto the family farm in the mountains of Tyrol. While Barbara has to prevail despite the intrigues of her mother-in-law, her husband and his friend Anton engage in the resistance against the Austrian army. A local commander of the Austrian army finds out about Martin's and his friend's activities prompting all of them to flee into the mountains. During the chase Anton is shot dead but the search company pursuing them is killed in an avalanche. A trial is staged accusing Anton of the murder of a militia man. Barbara falters under the pressure and admits the truth, therefore the trial ends with the sentencing of her husband Martin. The insertion of NS symbolism into the movie towards the end of the film is done in a rather coarse way, blatant and unsophisticated, taking away from the suspense of the actual drama. Nevertheless, after the invasion of the German troops Barbara and Martin are able to return to her family farm.
Wetterleuchten um Barbara: Director Werner Klingler; screenplay by Harald G. Petersson and Hanns Saßmann, based on Irmgard Wurmbrand's novel with the same title. Score by Herbert Windt, starring Sybille Schmitz, Attila Hörbiger, Viktor Staal and Maria Koppenhöfer; release date: 17th October, 1941, Germany; Rolf Randolph-Film GmbH. Distibuted by the Deutsche Film-Export GmbH. Some photographs with light wear along edges. Overall in very good to near fine condition. vg to near fine. Item #43583