Pillars Of Society

  • 1935
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

A Douglas Sirk melodrama (made when he was still in Germany, under the name Detlef Sierck) produced at a time when his films were at the peak of their popularity in Germany. George plays a powerful shipping magnate who has kept secret the fact that he fathered an illegitimate daughter, Graf, many years ago. His past begins to catch up to him when Schoenhals,...read more

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A Douglas Sirk melodrama (made when he was still in Germany, under the name Detlef Sierck) produced at a time when his films were at the peak of their popularity in Germany. George plays a powerful shipping magnate who has kept secret the fact that he fathered an illegitimate daughter,

Graf, many years ago. His past begins to catch up to him when Schoenhals, a circus member, returns to town from the US. Schoenhals knows the truth and took responsibility for the indiscretion long ago, but threatens to spill the beans now. The standard story material is given a bit of a boost by

Sirk. Ibsen's play also came to the screen in a 1916 silent version directed by Raoul Walsh. (In German.)

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