The Burning Secret

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The Burning Secret
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Directed byRobert Siodmak
Produced byAlfred Sternau
Written byStefan Zweig (novella)
Frederick Kohner
Alfred Polgar
Robert Siodmak
StarringAlfred Abel
Hilde Wagener
Hans Joachim Schaufuß
Lucie Höflich
Willi Forst
Music byAllan Gray
CinematographyRichard Angst
Robert Baberske
Edited byMax Brenner
Distributed byDeutsche Universal-Film
Release date
20 March 1933
Running time
92 minutes

The Burning Secret (German: Brennendes Geheimnis) is a 1933 Austrian-German drama film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Alfred Abel, Hilde Wagener and Hans Joachim Schaufuß. It was based on the novella of the same title by Stefan Zweig. It was released by the German branch of Universal Pictures.

Because of its theme of adultery, the film was attacked by Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Propaganda Minister.[1] The film was remade in 1988.



  1. ^ Reimer & Reimer p.275


  • Hake, Sabine. Popular Cinema of the Third Reich. University of Texas Press, 2001.
  • Reimer, Robert C. & Reimer, Carol J. The A to Z of German Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2010.

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