Die Ratten
Die Ratten is a 1955 West German drama film directed by Robert Siodmak
Robert Siodmak
Robert Siodmak was a German born American film director. He is best remembered as a thriller specialist and for the series of Hollywood film noirs he made in the 1940s.-Early life:...

. It is an adaptation of the play by Gerhart Hauptmann
Gerhart Hauptmann
Gerhart Hauptmann was a German dramatist and novelist who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1912.-Life and work:...

 which transferred the story in the early fifties, shortly after the Second World War. It tells the story of the destitute Pole Pauline, who sells her illegitimate baby for a few hundred Deutsche Mark to the childless forwarder's wife Anna John. The film won the Golden Bear
Golden Bear
According to legend, the Golden Bear was a large golden Ursus arctos. Members of the Ursus arctos species can reach masses of . The Grizzly Bear and the Kodiak Bear are North American subspecies of the Brown Bear....



  • Maria Schell
    Maria Schell
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     - Pauline Karka
  • Curd Jürgens
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     - Bruno Mechelke
  • Heidemarie Hatheyer
    Heidemarie Hatheyer
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     - Anna John
  • Gustav Knuth
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     - Karl John
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     - Frau Knobbe
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  • Barbara Rost - Selma Knobbe
  • Hans Bergmann
  • Walter Bluhm
  • Carl de Vogt
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  • Erich Dunskus
    Erich Dunskus
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  • Karl Hellmer
    Karl Hellmer
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  • Manfred Meurer
  • Edith Schollwer
  • Lou Seitz
  • Hans Stiebner
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