Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Curt Jurgens once again displays his considerable charms as an actor while performing in a role set in the middle of the colorful St. Pauli district of Hamburg. In this story, he is a sea captain who spent eight years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Now he is forbidden to follow his profession, and his name and honor have been sullied. In order to put his life back in order, he is attempting to find out who actually did the crime he was punished for. Along the way he encounters a girl who is much too young to become his lover, and they become deeply attached to one another. It's just as well neither of them is able to consummate their growing affection, for he later discovers that she is his daughter. Even with a story touching on an overlarge grouping of themes, including murder, dope rings, prostitution, and corruption, critics found this sometimes sentimental movie highly appealing.
adoption, friendship, hitchhiker, horse, love, on-the-road, orphan, romance, runaway [from home], smuggling