Storms of Passion

Storms of Passion (German: Stürme der Leidenschaft) is a 1932 German crime film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Emil Jannings, Anna Sten and Trude Hesterberg. It is regarded as a precursor of film noir.[1] It premiered at the Ufa-Palast am Zoo on 22 January 1932.[2] [3] An alternative French language version Tumultes, starring Charles Boyer, was also released.

Storms of Passion
Directed byRobert Siodmak
Produced byErich Pommer
Written byRobert Liebmann
Hans Müller
StarringEmil Jannings
Anna Sten
Trude Hesterberg
Franz Nicklisch
Music byFriedrich Hollaender
CinematographyOtto Baecker
Günther Rittau
Edited byViktor Gertler
Distributed byUFA
Release date
22 January 1932
Running time
101 minutes



  1. Spicer p.xviii
  2. Grange p.380
  3. Hardt p.240


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  • Hardt, Ursula. From Caligari to California: Erich Pommer's life in the International Film Wars. Berghahn Books, 1996.
  • Spicer, Andrew. Historical Dictionary of Film Noir. Scarecrow Press, 2010.
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