Frieda (1947)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Release Date - Jun 19, 1947 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Belgium, UK, USA  |  
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The problem of "enemy" war brides was eloquently addressed in the British drama Frieda. In her English-language film debut, Mai Zetterling plays the title character, the German wife of RAF officer Robert (David Farrar). Though an avowed anti-Nazi, Frieda faces acrimony and prejudice when introduced to Robert's friends and family. The problem is exacerbated by the arrival of her brother Ricky (Albert Levien), ostensibly a conscript in the Polish army but actually an unregenerate disciple of Hitler. A satisfactory ending is reached only when everyone-Ricky included-learns to stop hating and to bury the past. Based on a play by Ronald Miller, Frieda was released in the US by Universal, shorn of but one minute of its original running time.

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war, cross-cultural-relations, deception, doctor/nurse, escape, family-strife, marriage, Nazism, POW (Prisoner of War), Royal-Air-Force, war-bride