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Hoellische Liche


Per the title of this Austrian melodrama, much of the action takes place in Satan's domain. The devil, played by Hans Holt, decides to make life a living you-know-what for a nightclub singer. This he does by trying to sabotage the singer's romance with an artist. The cast is wildly variable, with relative newcomer Vera Molnar coming off best, at least in the eyes of the critics in 1949. It is remotely possible that Hoellische Liebe served as one of the influences for the much-later Disney comedy/fantasy...more