|Directed by||Marie Harder|
|Written by||Herbert Rosenfeld|
|Starring||Hermann Vallentin |
|Cinematography||Robert Baberske |
Naturfilm Hubert Schonger
|15 September 1930|
It was made with backing from Germany's Socialist Party. It was one of two films, along with Brothers (1929), made at the time that espoused the movement's left-wing ideology. The film's sets were designed by Carl Ludwig Kirmse.
It was not a commercial success on its release, generally attributed to its theme and to the fact that it was a released as a silent at a time when cinemas had gone over almost entirely to showing sound films.
After losing his job, a clerk is devastated by the threatened drop in social status now that he is unemployed. However, his daughter falls in love with a chauffeur who encourages her to embrace her new working-class status.
- Bergfelder, Carter & Göktürk p.172
- Tim Bergfelder, Erica Carter & Deniz Göktürk. The German Cinema Book. BFI, 2002.
- Bruce Arthur Murray. Film and the German Left in the Weimar Republic: From Caligari to Kuhle Wampe. University of Texas Press, 1990.