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Mother Krausen Goes to Heaven (Mutter Krausens Fahrt ins Glueck)

Mother Krausen Goes to Heaven

The widow Krausen lives in a dark street in Berlin with her son and daughter. The three adults share the small kitchen of the apartment, the only other room is rented out to a dubious young man and his girlfriend, a prostitute.

Ms. Krausen's daughter meets a young man and falls in love with him. While she is out with her new boyfriend one day, her brother steals the money mother Krausen has collected from selling newspapers - money that she has to hand over the next day.

Ms. Krausen does everything she can to try to pull together the money, but to no avail. Even her pleas for an extension remain unfulfilled. The newspaper delivery company charges her with theft. Mother Krausen feels trapped and, when her son is arrested for attempted robbery, she commits suicide. And she takes the prostitute's child with her.
Genre Drama
Category Feature, Silent
Year of Production 1929
Director Piel Jutzi
Screenplay Willy Doell, Jan Fethke
Cinematography Piel Jutzi
Paul Dessau
Robert Scharfenberg, Carl Haacker
Cast Gerhard Bienert, Friedrich Gnass, Alexandra Schmitt, Holmes Zimmermann, Ilse Trautschold, Vera Sacharowa, Fee Wachsmut
Production Company Prometheus Film-Studio/Berlin
Runtime 104 min
Format 35 mm, b&w
Intertitled Versions German
German Distributor Transit Film/Munich

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