La Habanera

  • 1937
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

One of Douglas Sirk's pre-American films (under his real name of Detlef Sierck), LA HABANERA tells the story of Leander, who falls in love with Marian while on a Puerto Rico-bound cruise ship. With little hesitation they get married. Ten years later, living on an island, Leander is unhappy, consoled only by her son. When a mysterious disease threatens the...read more

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One of Douglas Sirk's pre-American films (under his real name of Detlef Sierck), LA HABANERA tells the story of Leander, who falls in love with Marian while on a Puerto Rico-bound cruise ship. With little hesitation they get married. Ten years later, living on an island, Leander is unhappy,

consoled only by her son. When a mysterious disease threatens the island, Martell, a Swedish doctor, visits and falls in love with Leander. Leander leaves behind her greedy husband (who has been covering up the outbreak in an attempt to save his crops) and goes to Sweden with Martell. Interesting

only as a precursor to the brilliant melodramas Sirk would later produce in the U.S.

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  • Review: One of Douglas Sirk's pre-American films (under his real name of Detlef Sierck), LA HABANERA tells the story of Leander, who falls in love with Marian while on a Puerto Rico-bound cruise ship. With little hesitation they get married. Ten years later, livin… (more)

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