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24 Hours in a Woman's Life

Original title
24 Stunden aus dem Leben einer Frau
Running time
73 min.
Germany Germany
Harry Kahn, Friedrich Raff (Novel: Stefan Zweig)
Friedl Behn-Grund, Otto Kanturek (B&W)
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Henny Porten Filmproduktion / Nero-Film AG
Drama | Gambling
Movie Groups
Stefan Zweig Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
After the tragic death from malaria of her beloved husband his rich widow Helga Vanroh travels restlessly around various Mediterranean countries. In the luxurious surroundings of a hotel in Monte Carlo Mrs. Vanroh keeps apart from society, until one evening she decides to visit the casino. There a young man attracts her curiosity and compassion. Sascha Lonay has again lost a fortune at the roulette-tables. In his desperation he ponders on taking his life, but Mrs. Vanroh is able to dissuade him by offering him a hotelroom, money to pay his debts - and her love. They spent the night together. The following day the couple travel to the mountains, where Sascha - overwhelmed by the beauty of life and her generosity - promises her to refrain from gambling and to take the next ship sailing from Marseille and look for an honest job. He begs her to accompany him to Marseille in the evening, but Mrs...
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