The False Step
1939

The False Step

Der Schritt vom Wege (Original Title)

A very young girl is married to a older Baron, the commissioner of the county. With the duty clashing with love, he can't give her the attention she needs. A retired Major, as old as her husband, is ready to give company. When the husband comes to know, the call of honor demands a duel, with tragic consequences.

1h 32min
February 9, 1939
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” This is undoubtedly Gründgens' by far best work as film director. It has a well-structured script which inspired following versions and a classically elegant style with judicious use of nature or long shots. Acting is also generally great though Hoppe is totally miscast.

One of the major Third Reich films, not to be missed”. Deutsche Filmothek

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