Dangerous Crossing (1937 film)

Dangerous Crossing or Rail Triangle (German: Gleisdreieck) is a 1937 German crime film directed by Robert A. Stemmle and starring Gustav Fröhlich, Heli Finkenzeller and Paul Hoffmann.[1] It is set amongst railway workers and takes its name from Gleisdreieck on the Berlin U-Bahn.[2]

Dangerous Crossing
Directed byRobert A. Stemmle
Produced by
Written by
Starring
Music byHans-Otto Borgmann
CinematographyKarl Puth
Edited byRoger von Norman
Production
company
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 27 January 1937 (1937-01-27)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryGermany
LanguageGerman

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Karl Böhm and Erich Czerwonski. It was shot on location around Berlin.

Synopsis

A young railway worker rescues a woman from committing suicide and swiftly falls in love with her. However before long he is drawn into the criminal schemes of her brother, recently released from prison.

Cast

  • Gustav Fröhlich as Hans Scheffler - U-Bahn-Beamter
  • Heli Finkenzeller as Gerda Volkmann
  • Paul Hoffmann as Max - ihr Bruder
  • Otto Wernicke as Scheffler - Aufsichtsbeamter
  • Toni von Bukovics as Frau Scheffler
  • Fritz Genschow as Fritz Buchholz - U-Bahn-Beamter
  • Hilde Sessak as Lotte Krüger - Zigarettenverkäuferin
  • Albert Hörrmann as Ganove Hobby
  • Eduard Wenck as Gehrke
  • Oscar Sabo as Taxichauffeur
  • Werner Pledath as Kriminalkommissar König
  • Ludwig Andersen as Geldvermittler
  • Charly Berger as 2. Reinigungskraft in der U-Bahn
  • Helga Böttger as Gretchen
  • Ellinor Büller as Chefin des Modesalons
  • Harry Elnain as Freund von Max
  • Rudolf Essek as Geschäftsführer des Modesalons
  • Werner Finck
  • Adolf Fischer as 1. Reinigungskraft in der U-Bahn
  • Walter Gross as Besitzer des Möbelgeschäftes
  • Erich Gühne as U-Bahn-Schaffner
  • Knut Hartwig as 2. Kriminalkommissar
  • Hans Henninger as U-Bahner
  • Alfred Karen as Kinokartenkäufer
  • Erich Kasch as 1. Kriminalbeamter
  • Kurt Keller-Nebri as Kriminalbeamter im U-Bahn-Schacht
  • Fritz Klaudius as 1. U-Bahn-Schaffner in der Generalversammlung
  • Arthur Kühn as 2. U-Bahn-Schaffner in der Generalversammlung
  • Walter Lieck as Beamter im Meldeamt
  • Edith Meinhard as Fahrkartenverkäuferin
  • Rio Nobile as 2. Kriminalbeamter
  • Arthur Reinhardt as Kellner im Restaurant
  • Marie Sera as Zimmervermieterin
  • Lotte Spira
  • Wolfgang Staudte as 3.U-Bahn-Schaffner bei der Generalversammlung
  • Alfred Stein as Gast im Restaurant
  • Olly van Dyck as Gerdas Freundin im Modesalon
  • Betty Waid as Fahrgast in der U-Bahn
  • Alfred Walter as 3. Kriminalbeamter

References

  1. Bock & Bergfelder p. 461
  2. Heins p. 20

Bibliography

  • Bock, Hans-Michael; Bergfelder, Tim, eds. (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. New York: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-655-9.
  • Heins, Laura (2013). Nazi Film Melodrama. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-09502-3.
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