|Directed by||Rolf Hansen|
|Produced by||Friedrich A. Mainz|
|Written by||H. O. Meissner
Thea von Harbou
|Edited by||Anna Höllering|
The industrialist Alberti is an very wealthy man, but is concerned about Angelika, his fragile, anemic daughter. She is terminally ill and frequently bedridden. Alberti would give all his wealth if he could do anything for Angelika. Alberti had consulted any doctors about his daughter's case, but every effort was in vain. The doctors have long given up. But to "give up" does not appear in the vocabulary of Angelika's father. Only in the medical student Helga, who earns her living as a nurse, does he find an ally.
Helga is as good as gold, and she has a fiancé, Dr. Holl, a medical researcher, who works day and night in the laboratory. Holl appears to be well on its way to becoming a great doctor. When he learns of the "hopeless" case of Angelika Alberti, he determines to focus entirely on it. Helga persuades Holl to go with her to the home of Alberti and continue his research there. In the old Alberti, Holl and Helga find a generous benefactor for all their expenses, including construction of a medical laboratory.
Angelika, who knows nothing of the relationship between Holl and Helga, falls in love with her benefactor, Dr. Holl. Unselfishly, Helga is willing to allow Holl to marry Angelika, so that she might die in the intoxication of happiness. Because of Angelika's condition, Helga is confident that this marriage is unlikely to continue indefinitely. Out of pity Holl falls in love with Angelika. However, Dr. Holl's research succeeds in developing a medicine that can save Angelika, who becomes healthier day by day. She begins to play the piano and sings. Helga is in disbelief, as she had never imagined such an outcome.
Soon, however, Helga begins to realize that Angelika is taking away her fiancé, as she becomes healthier with every passing day. Finally Holl who is considering to make a hasty retreat, slipped her and Helga are grudgingly him free.[clarification needed] The old Alberti so excited by Angelika's recovery and the prospect of his formerly sick daughter marrying her dream man, that he seeks to financially compensate Helga for her loss. Alberti offers to donate an entire hospital to Helga. Helga a very modern woman of 1951, decides to take this opportunity to undertake a professional career.
- Maria Schell as Angelika Alberti
- Dieter Borsche as Dr. Holl
- Heidemarie Hatheyer as Helga Roemer
- Carl Wery as Alberti
- Otto Gebühr as Professor Amriss
- Franz Schafheitlin as Professor Godenbergh
- Gerd Brüdern as Corvus
- Lina Carstens as Frau von Bergmann
- Claire Reigbert as Margret / The Housekeeper
- Adrian Hoven as Tonio / Gardener
- Marianne Koch as Anna
- Gustav Waldau as Pfarrer / The Priest
- "1st Berlin International Film Festival: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
- Translated from the German Wikipedia.
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