Storms of Passion

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Storms of Passion
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Directed by Robert Siodmak
Produced by Erich Pommer
Written by Robert Liebmann
Hans Müller
Starring Emil Jannings
Anna Sten
Trude Hesterberg
Franz Nicklisch
Music by Friedrich Hollaender
Cinematography Otto Baecker
Günther Rittau
Edited by Viktor Gertler
Distributed by UFA
Release date
22 January 1932
Running time
101 minutes
Country Germany
Language German

Storms of Passion (German: Stürme der Leidenschaft) is a 1932 German crime film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Emil Jannings, Anna Sten and Trude Hesterberg. It is regarded as a precursor of film noir.[1] It premiered at the Ufa-Palast am Zoo on 22 January 1932.[2] [3] An alternative French language version Tumultes, starring Charles Boyer, was also released.



  1. ^ Spicer p.xviii
  2. ^ Grange p.380
  3. ^ Hardt p.240


  • Grange, William. Cultural Chronicle of the Weimar Republic. Scarecrow Press, 2008.
  • Hardt, Ursula. From Caligari to California: Erich Pommer's life in the International Film Wars. Berghahn Books, 1996.
  • Spicer, Andrew. Historical Dictionary of Film Noir. Scarecrow Press, 2010.

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