Two People (1930 film)

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Two People
Directed by Erich Waschneck
Produced by Joe Pasternak
Written by Richard Voss (novel)
Alfred Schirokauer
Hans H. Zerlett
Starring Charlotte Susa
Gustav Fröhlich
Fritz Alberti
Music by Karl M. May
Cinematography Richard Angst
Mutz Greenbaum
Giovanni Vitrotti
Cicero Film
Distributed by Deutsche Universal-Film
Release date
22 December 1930
Running time
108 minutes
Country Germany
Language German

Two People (German: Zwei Menschen) is a 1930 German historical drama film directed by Erich Waschneck and starring Charlotte Susa, Gustav Fröhlich and Fritz Alberti.

The film was distributed by the German subsidiary of Universal Pictures. It is adapted from 1911 novel of the same title by by Richard Voss. It has been filmed in Germany on two other occasions a 1924 silent Two People by Hanns Schwarz and a 1952 sound film Two People by Paul May.

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Leopold Blonder and Willy Schiller. It was partly shot on location in Italy.


Junker Rochus and Judith Platter are in love. Rochus' mother, a domineering religious fanatic, wants him to break off the relationship and become a priest, but he is reluctant to do so. The mother swears that he will take up orders, but when he does not follow through she dies of grief. Feeling guilty, Rochus reluctantly abandons his romance with Judith and enters the priesthood. Judith commits suicide, and Rochus finds that he must preside at her funeral.


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