- Director: William Dieterle
- Writer: Franz Höllering; Herbert Juttke
- Producer: Leo Meyer
It's all about sexual desire and need...in 1928!
And - for 1928 - it's rather risque...and, totally bizarre.
Four prisoners share a cell...one kills himself (because he can't get any nookie) leaving behind the sexually-frustrated husband (whose wife is equally frustrated and goes quite mad, then bonks her boss), a creepy old man and an annoying, camp queen...in walks his replacement, a stud muffin who smells of the outside...and is unopposed to a little bum fun...with the sexually-frustrated husband...
The question is: who will Franz - the sexually-frustrated husband - go to when he's released...his wife or Alfred???
The last 15 minutes are utterly riveting.
Seriously, this is ground-breaking stuff.
A marvel for its time.
Still a marvel.
A young man is convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to a term in prison. There he forms a close relationship with his cellmate and upon his release his wife is concerned as to how prison has changed the man she married.