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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruth Leuwerik ... Hanna Dietrich
Hannes Messemer ... Roeder
Günter Pfitzmann Günter Pfitzmann ... Dickmann
Viktor Staal ... Weber
Hans Quest Hans Quest ... Weinert
Paul Bösiger Paul Bösiger ... Reimers
Walter Ladengast Walter Ladengast ... Bachmann
Willi Rose Willi Rose ... Berthold
Charles Regnier Charles Regnier ... Becker
Alexander Engel Alexander Engel ... Sazarin
Peter Lühr Peter Lühr ... Westrecht
Werner Hessenland Werner Hessenland ... Kessler
August Holler August Holler ... Schönreich
Egon Vogel Egon Vogel ... Beyfuss
Georg Lehn Georg Lehn ... Fahlke
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One Step From Hell!

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Drama

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

28 August 1958 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

L'ange de Sibérie See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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West German censorship certificate # 16940 delivered on 2-5-1958. See more »

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Dr. Quinn of Siberia
19 July 2004 | by jandewittSee all my reviews

Ruth Leuwerik, after a string of well-bred ladies and long suffering wives, plays a courageous female doctor in this German POW drama. Interred in a Siberan prison camp during WWII, Leuwerik lifts the spirits of her fellow prisoners with her dedication to her job and her indomitable spirit. The doctor's humanitarianism even extends to an oaf, who tries to rape her; he wins his undying respect when she protects him from retaliation by the other prisoners. The film's romantic angle is handled by Hanns Messmer as an inmate who vows to marry Leuwerik if and when they are released. Hardly a slice of life-the POW camp is nowhere near as brutal as the real thing -- Taiga nonetheless scores on the strength of its leading players.


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