When the Heath Dreams at Night

When the Heath Dreams at Night (German: Wenn abends die Heide träumt) is a 1952 West German drama film directed by Paul Martin and starring Rudolf Prack, Viktor Staal and Margot Trooger.[1]

When the Heath Dreams at Night
Directed byPaul Martin
Written by
Music byHerbert Windt
CinematographyWilly Winterstein
Edited byHermann Ludwig
Distributed byGloria Film
Release date
19 December 1952
Running time
98 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by Carl Ludwig Kirmse and Walter Kutz. It was shot in studios in Göttingen and on Lüneburg Heath.


A young man who works making safe unexploded Second World War bombs on Lüneburg Heath invites an old wartime comrade to stay with him. However problems ensue when the visitor falls in love with his fiancée.



  1. Spicer p. 460


  • Spicer, Andrew. Historical Dictionary of Film Noir. Scarecrow Press, 2010.
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