Land of Love (German: Land der Liebe) is a 1937 German romance film directed by Reinhold Schünzel and starring Albert Matterstock, Gusti Huber and Valerie von Martens.[1] It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich and the Johannisthal Studios in Berlin.[2] The film's sets were designed by the art directors Wilhelm Depenau, Kurt Dürnhöfer and Ludwig Reiber. Although Schünzel was Jewish he had been allowed to continue directing films in Germany after the Nazi takeover. However, this film faced objections from the censors and from Joseph Goebbels. It was briefly shown and then disappeared from cinemas.[3] It was Schünzel's final German film as director, and he went into exile shortly afterwards.

Land of Love
Directed byReinhold Schünzel
Written by
Produced byGeorg Witt
CinematographyWerner Bohne
Edited byArnfried Heyne
Music byAlois Melichar
Georg Witt-Film
Distributed byTobis Film
Release date
  • 10 June 1937 (1937-06-10)
Running time
91 minutes

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References edit

  1. ^ Hake p. 25
  2. ^ Klaus p.97
  3. ^ Prawer p. 190

Bibliography edit

  • Hake, Sabine (2001). Popular Cinema of the Third Reich. University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-73458-6.
  • Klaus, Ulrich J. Deutsche Tonfilme: Jahrgang 1937. Klaus-Archiv, 1988.
  • Prawer, Siegbert Salomon (2005). Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910–1933. Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-84545-074-8.

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