The False Step

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The False Step
Directed by Gustaf Gründgens
Produced by Gustaf Gründgens
Written by Theodor Fontane (novel)
Georg C. Klaren
Eckart von Naso
Starring Marianne Hoppe
Karl Ludwig Diehl
Paul Hartmann
Max Gülstorff
Music by Mark Lothar
Cinematography Ewald Daub
Edited by Johanna Schmidt
Distributed by Terra Film
Release dates
9 February 1939
Running time
101 minutes
Country Nazi Germany
Language German

The False Step or The Step from the Path (German:Der Schritt vom Wege) is a 1939 German drama film directed by Gustaf Gründgens and starring Marianne Hoppe, Karl Ludwig Diehl and Paul Hartmann.[1] It is an adaptation of Theodor Fontane's 1896 novel Effi Briest.



  1. ^ Hake p.142


  • Hake, Sabine. Popular Cinema of the Third Reich. University of Texas Press, 2001.

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