Skandal Um Eva (1930)

Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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After completing his searing antiwar drama Westfront 1918, director G. W. Pabst shifted gears with the romantic seriocomedy Skandal um Eva (Scandalous Eva). Upon learning that her fiancee, the Minister of Finance, has fathered a child, schoolteacher Eva (Adele Sandrock) brings the kid to her home village, there to secretly care for the tot so as to avert scandal. Alas, before long Eve is falsely accused of being the unwed mother who brought the child into the world. Not only does she lose her teaching job, but she innocently sparks an investigation of the entire teaching staff. Only when several closeted skeletons have been revealed is Eva rescued from disgrace by her contrite fiance.

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false-accusation, fiancee, honor [recognition], illegitimacy, investigation, scandal, schoolteacher, secrets