Escape in the Dark

Escape in the Dark or Flight into Darkness (German: Flucht ins Dunkel) is a 1939 German crime film directed by Arthur Maria Rabenalt and starring Hertha Feiler, Joachim Gottschalk and Ernst von Klipstein.[1]

Escape in the Dark
Directed byArthur Maria Rabenalt
Produced byOtto Lehmann
Written by
Music byHans-Martin Majewski
CinematographyOskar Schnirch
Edited byHelmuth Schönnenbeck
Distributed byTerra Film
Release date
  • 8 August 1939 (1939-08-08)
Running time
86 minutes

It was made at the Babelsberg Studios outside Berlin. The film's sets were designed by the art director Willi Herrmann.

The film is about two veterans of the First World War employed in a chemistry works laboratory.



  1. Waldman p. 89


  • Davidson, John; Hake, Sabine (2009). Framing the Fifties: Cinema in a Divided Germany. Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-84545-536-1.
  • Waldman, Harry (2008). Nazi Films in America, 1933–1942. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-3861-7.
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