A boy and his mother stay in a hotel near a lake. The teenager meets a fascinating man who can be a singer, a conjurer, and can take him for a ride in his sports-car. Then the mother seems attracted by the man too. The boy’s jealousy rises, culminating in a scene on the road at night where he waits for the man who is stealing his mum. He discovers how hard it is growing up. Is he himself in love with his mother, or does he fear his parents’ marriage may be in jeopardy?
Director: Robert Siodmak. AKA The Burning Secret
Writers: Frederick Kohner (book), Alfred Polgar (dialogue), Robert Siodmak (dialogue), Stefan Zweig (book).
Stars: Alfred Abel, Hilde Wagener, Hans Joachim Schaufuß, Lucie Höflich, Willie Forst, Ernst Dumcke, Alfred Beierle, Hans Richter, Rina Marsa, Heinz Berghaus, Lotte Stein.
Willi Forst was one of the biggest musical stars of late Weimar and the Third Reich, continuing sporadically into the 50s.