Die Goldene Stadt (1942)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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Controversial Nazi-era filmmaker Veidt Harlan was the guiding hand behind Die Goldene Stadt. The heroine (Kristine Soderbaum) is a naïve farm girl who wants nothing more out of life than to visit the "Golden City" of Prague. Once arrived, she quickly falls into a bad crowd. She is ultimately disowned by her father and abandoned by her beau. Distinctly xenophobic in tone, Die Goldene Stadt doesn't stand the test of time too well. Lensed in Agfacolor, the film was based on Die Gigant, a play by Richard Billinger.

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betrayal, city-life, decadence, family, on-the-road, gold