Prisoners of Love (1954 film)

Prisoners of Love (German: Gefangene der Liebe) is a 1954 West German drama film directed by Rudolf Jugert and starring Curd Jürgens, Annemarie Düringer and Bernhard Wicki.[1] It revolves around the story of a married couple separated by the Second World War.

Prisoners of Love
Directed byRudolf Jugert
Written byWalter Forster
Music byWerner Eisbrenner
Edited byWalter Boos
  • Rhombus Film
  • Süd-Film
Distributed by
Release date
29 July 1954
Running time
100 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich. The film's sets were designed by the art director Erich Kettelhut and Johannes Ott.

Main cast

  • Curd Jürgens as Willi Kluge
  • Annemarie Düringer as Maria, seine Frau
  • Bernhard Wicki as Franz Martens
  • Mady Rahl as Anni
  • Paul Esser as Max
  • Brigitte Horney as Dr. Hildegard Thomas
  • Claire Reigbert as Ihre Mutter
  • Gabriele Strasser as Christine, das Kind
  • Fritz Benscher as Ludwig
  • Til Kiwe as Heinz
  • Ingeborg Thiede as Rita
  • Herbert Kroll as Karl
  • Ruth von Zerboni as Hanne, seine Frau
  • Jürgen Micksch as Richard, 10jähriger Sohn
  • Agnes Fink as Paula Scheftschick
  • Heinz-Leo Fischer as Ansager der Todesbahn
  • Alfons Teuber as Ansager der orientalischen Nächte
  • Franz Fröhlich as Ansager am Lukas


  1. Moeller p.258


  • Robert G. Moeller. War Stories: The Search for a Usable Past in the Federal Republic of Germany. University of California Press, 2001.
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