Solange du Lebst (1955)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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Not generally released in the U.S. until 1964, As Long as You Live originally premiered in Germany in 1955 under the title Solange du Lebst. Popular German film star Marianne Koch stars as a nurse in a sleepy Spanish village during the 1936 Civil War. Refusing to escape when given a chance, she remains to minister to the wounded even after the communists take over the local government. She later risks her life to save an injured German aviator. The film was partially designed to showcase newcomer Karin Dor (the wife of Dr. Harald Reinl, the film's director), who appears in the supporting role as the mayor's daughter. As Long as You Live was picked up for American distribution by RKO, but went into limbo when that studio folded.

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war, nurse, sacrifice, pilot, against-all-odds, civil-war, enemy