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The attractive Oberleutnant Paul Wendlandt is stationed in North Africa as a fighter pilot. While in Berlin to deliver a report he is given a day's leave, and on the stage of the cabaret theatre "Skala" sees the popular Danish singer Hanna Holberg. For Paul it is love at first sight. When Hanna visits friends after the end of the performance, he follows her, and speaks to her in the U-Bahn. After the party in her friends' flat, he accompanies her home and chance throws them further together when an air raid warning forces them to take cover in the air raid shelter. Hanna reciprocates Paul's feelings, but after a night spent together Paul has to return immediately to the front. There now follows a whole series of misunderstandings, and one missed opportunity after another. While Hanna waits in vain for some sign of life from Paul, he is flying on missions in North Africa. When he tries to visit her in her Berlin flat, she is giving a Christmas concert in Paris.

  1. Peter Groll


  2. Hans Flemming


  3. Rolf Hansen


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  1. Zarah Leander

    Zarah Leander

    Hanna Holberg

  2. Grethe Weiser

    Grethe Weiser

    Kaethe, Hannas Zofe

  3. Viktor Staal

    Viktor Staal

    Paul Wendlandt

  4. Paul Hörbiger

    Paul Hörbiger

    Alexander Rudnitzky, Komponist

  5. Wolfgang Preiss

    Wolfgang Preiss

    Oberleutnant von Etzdorf

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The Great Love
The Great Love


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Original Title Die große Liebe

Status Released

Release Information

  • June 12, 1942


    No youth admitted, only adults.

Original Language German

Runtime 1h 40m

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