Skandal in Ischl (1957)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Austria  |  
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This Austrian romantic comedy was adapted from The Master, a play by Herman Bahr. O. W. Fischer stars as the head surgeon at the Ischl health spa. When rumors persist that Fischer performed an illegal abortion on a peasant girl, it appears as though his career is ruined. Moral and financial support from an unexpected source enables the doctor to restore his reputation -- and, eventually, to prove that the accusations of his enemies were false. What could have been oppressively melodramatic is handled with a refreshingly light touch by director Rolf Thiele.

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abortion, doctor/nurse, false-accusation, gossip, honor [recognition], peasant, rumors, surgery