This uninspired romance of an Irish widow (stretching credibility to the breaking point: Ruth Leuwerik, all prim and proper German hausfrau) and a German submarine commander (gentlemanly Hans-Joerg Felmy, much too suave, even when not shaved) during World War II misses all the way down the line, although the idea is good. The war is artificially depicted, the sets are synthetic and story and screenplay so bland and vague that nobody knows which side it is supposed to be on.
The undistinguished direction places picturesque faces in patriotic poses when not concentrating on the banal love story. Ruth Leuwerik does what she can, and which a lot, to breathe some life into the lame going-ons, while Mister Felmy is offering granite-like support. Both deserve better material. The picture flopped miserably at the box-office and for good reason is not shown often on German TV.
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