Before Sundown

Before Sundown (German: Vor Sonnenuntergang) is a 1956 West German drama film directed by Gottfried Reinhardt and starring Hans Albers, Annemarie Düringer and Martin Held. At the 6th Berlin International Film Festival it won the Golden Bear (Audience award).[1] It was adapted from the classic play of the same title by Gerhart Hauptmann.[2]

Before Sundown
Film poster
Directed byGottfried Reinhardt
Produced byArtur Brauner
Written by
StarringHans Albers
Annemarie Düringer
Martin Held
Music byWerner Eisbrenner
CinematographyKurt Hasse
Edited byKurt Zeunert
Distributed bySchorcht Filmverleih
Sascha Film (Austria)
Release date
  • 6 July 1956 (1956-07-06)
Running time
103 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was shot at the Spandau Studios in Berlin and on location in Vienna and the Swiss resort town St. Moritz. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Peter Röhrig and Rolf Zehetbauer.



  1. "6th Berlin International Film Festival: Prize Winners". Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  2. Goble p.211


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
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