The Falling Star

The Falling Star (German: Der fallende Stern) is a 1950 West German drama film directed by Harald Braun and starring Werner Krauss, Dieter Borsche and Gisela Uhlen.[1] It was entered into the 1951 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

The Falling Star
Directed byHarald Braun
Produced byJacob Geis
Written by
Music byWerner Eisbrenner
CinematographyRichard Angst
Edited byClaus von Boro
Distributed byNational-Film
Release date
  • 19 December 1950 (1950-12-19)
Running time
108 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich. The film's sets were designed by the art director Hans Sohnle.


  • Werner Krauss as Lenura / Lenoir
  • Dieter Borsche as Lucius / Luciano
  • Gisela Uhlen as Lore Hollreiser
  • Paul Dahlke as Viktor Hollreiser
  • Angelika Meissner as Elisabeth Hollreiser (10 Jahre)
  • Maria Wimmer as Elisabeth Hollreiser (erwachsen)
  • Elfriede Kuzmany as Alma Waurich
  • Renate Mannhardt as Trude
  • Elisabeth Lindermeier as Sängerin
  • Anna Lange as Alwine
  • Lisa Helwig as Alte
  • Theodolinde Müller as Frau Luschnat
  • Gudrun Rabente as Inge
  • Eva Vaitl as Heilsarmee-Offizierin
  • Kurt Stieler as Vitus Aschenbach


  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.60
  2. "Festival de Cannes: The Falling Star". Retrieved 11 January 2009.


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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