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Director : Rolf Thiele

Cast : Nadja Tiller, Amedeo Nazzari ,Peter Van Eyck

Versions : Italian black & white

Running time : 83 minutes

Year of production : 1959



The setting is a mental institution in Switzerland with a caseload of inmates battling alcoholism with varying degrees of success or failure. The one component that all the patients share is economic and social status, since the clinic does not come free. One of the inmates is an American writer hooked on the bottle and plagued by severe depression. Her case is central to the story. She fights a losing battle against her illness until one tragic event at the institution shakes her out of her depression and sets her on the road back to health.