Illusion in a Minor Key

Illusion in a Minor Key (German: Illusion in Moll) is a 1952 West German drama film directed by Rudolf Jugert and starring Hildegard Knef, Sybille Schmitz and Hardy Krüger.[1]

Illusion in a Minor Key
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Directed byRudolf Jugert
Produced byErich Pommer
Written byFritz Rotter
Music byFriedrich Meyer
CinematographyVáclav Vích
Edited byClaus von Boro
Distributed byAllianz Filmverleih
Release date
18 December 1952
Running time
101 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was made at the Bavaria Studios in Munich. It was one of the last films produced by the veteran Erich Pommer who had returned to Germany from exile after the Second World War. The film's sets were designed by Ludwig Reiber. It is sometimes included on lists of film noirs.[2]


The recently widowed owner of a hotel falls in love with the wayward bandleader who performs at the establishment. Her plans to marry him upset her children who believe he is simply after her money.



  1. ^ Bock & Bergfelder p. 227
  2. ^ Spicer p.110


  • Hans-Michael Bock and Tim Bergfelder. The Concise Cinegraph: An Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.[ISBN missing]
  • Andrew Spicer. Historical Dictionary of Film Noir. Scarecrow Press, 2010.[ISBN missing]

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