No Way Back (1953 film)

No Way Back (German: Weg ohne Umkehr) is a 1953 West German drama film directed by Victor Vicas and starring Ivan Desny, Ruth Niehaus and René Deltgen.[1] It was made at the height of the Cold War.

No Way Back
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Directed byVictor Vicas
Written by
Produced by
CinematographyKlaus von Rautenfeld
Edited byIra Oberberg
Music byHans-Martin Majewski
  • Occident Film Produktion
  • Trans-Rhein Film
Distributed by
  • Hamburg-Film
  • Ring-Film
Release date
  • 6 November 1953 (1953-11-06)
Running time
95 minutes

In 1945 following the Battle of Berlin, a Red Army officer is able to protect a young German woman he finds living in a cellar. Several years later he returns to the city as a civilian, finds her again and makes plans to flee from East to West Germany under the noses of the KGB.



  1. ^ Bock & Bergfelder p. 82


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.

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