Burgtheater (1936)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - Austria, Germany  |  
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In this convoluted melodrama, an elderly thespian falls for a rising young starlet. He admits his love for her and then announces that he will retire from the stage. The young woman pretends she loves him too, but her real motive is to give her struggling lover, also an aspiring actor, a break. The old actor learns the painful truth and though wounded, understands that the relationship would never have worked. When the young actor attempts to end his life, following the loss of his job at the Burg Theatre, it is the elderly actor who saves him.

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foil [thwart], actor, affection, ego, employment, love, love-triangle, rescue, retirement, romance, stage, struggle, suicide