Liebeslied (1931)

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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

This German-language version of the Italian film Canzone del L'Amore (Song of Love) was based on Silence, a novel by Luigi Pirandello. Upon finding out that her mother has died in childbirth, heroine Lucia (Renate Muller) takes care of the baby herself. To keep her mother's indiscretion from becoming public, Lucia does her best to conceal the child's existence, even going so far as to send her sweetheart Enrico (Gustav Froelich) packing. Years later, both Enrico and the baby's father make unexpected appearances, insisting that they be given custody of the child. Lucia rejects them both, feeling that she alone is best suited to look after the child's welfare. Though the novel ends unhappily, the film does not. For the record, Liebseleid was one of four 1931 films starring Renate Muller, one of German's most popular early-talkie screen personalities.