Haus des Lebens (1952)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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Aka House of Life, this German film takes place in a busy maternity hospital. The multicharactered, multistoried narrative is somewhat reminiscent of the 1930s Hollywood production Life Begins. The expectant mothers run the usual stereotypical gamut, from the unwed mom worthy of love and motherhood to the selfish socialite who really shouldn't be permitted to procreate. Linking the stories together are Dr. Haidt (Gustav Froelich) and his female assistant (Cornell Borchers), who has her own deeply personal reasons for her choice of profession. Not unexpectedly, romance blooms between hero and heroine.

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abandonment, betrayal, doctor/nurse, extramarital-affair, hospital, love, maternity, mother, pregnancy, slice-of-life, socialite, unmarried