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Song (Song. Die Liebe eines armen Menschenkindes)

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Synopsis

After a dispute fuelled by jealousy, knife thrower John is stranded in an Asian port. There, he rescues the young Chinese woman Song from the violent clutches of two libertines. Deciding that she is the ideal partner for his act, they begin performing together at a vaudeville theatre. One day, John’s former mistress, the stylish dancer Gloria, turns up. John needs money to win her back, so he takes part in the robbery of a mail train and ends up losing his eyesight. He attributes all the good things that happen to him from then on to Gloria. But in reality, it is Song who has been devoted to him all along...
Official Selection Berlinale 2018 - Retrospective

Details

Year
1928
Type of film
Features
Running Time
125 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Richard Eichberg
Producer
Richard Eichberg
Screenwriter
Helen Gosewish (script), Adolf Lantz (script), Karl Vollmöller (novel)
Director of Photography
Heinrich Gärtner
Music
Paul Dessau
Principal Cast
Anna May Wong, Heinrich George, Mary Kid, Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Paul Hörbiger
Film Title Note
International title - Show Life
Film Image
Deutsche Kinemathek, © Heinrich Gärtner

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Last updated 12th February 2018

Production Company

Germany, UK coproduction

Eichberg-Film GmbH (DE), British International Pictures (UK)

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Company

Beta Cinema
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