Die Heilige und ihr Narr (1928)

10/03/1928 (DE) Romance
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Overview

Agnes Günther’s heart-rending fairy tale dazzled turn-of-the-century German audiences and sold hundreds of thousands of copies before being adapted into this tale of timeless passion, the beautiful The Saint and the Fool. The unapologetically sentimental classic was directed by Wilhelm Dieterle, who launched a successful career in Weimar cinema before becoming known for romantic, lush melodramas and technicolor extravaganzas, including 1945′s Marlene Dietrich unforgettable Love Letters. The dashing Dieterle himself plays Harrogate, Earl of Torstein, whose star-crossed love for the luminous Rosemarie of Brauneck (Lien Deyers, discovered by Fritz Lang) is further doomed by royal heroes and villains, the requisite evil stepmother, and fantastical elements that channel the intoxicating romance of Camille through the magic of the Brothers Grimm.

  1. William Dieterle

    Director

  2. Agnes Günther

    Novel

  3. Charlotte Hagenbruch

    Writer

  4. Curt J. Braun

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. William Dieterle

    William Dieterle

    Harro, Graf von Torstein

  2. Lien Deyers

    Lien Deyers

    Rosemarie von Brauneck

  3. Gina Manès

    Fürstin von Brauneck

  4. Sophie Pagay

    Sophie Pagay

    Tante Uli

  5. Camilla von Hollay

    Camilla von Hollay

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Original Language German

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