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The True Story of Lili Marlene

Directed by Humphrey Jennings
1944    30m
6.6
The Eighth Army famously adopted a German song in the Western Desert. The Crown Film Unit traces the journey of Lili Marlene from its composition in post-WW1 Hamburg, via Radio Belgrade and the Afrika Korps, through victory in Tunisia and Sicily, to an imagined post-war East End, full of light, music and bananas for sale.
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Cast of The True Story of Lili Marlene
  • Marius GoringSelf - On-Screen Narrator
  • Lucie MannheimSelf
  • Pat HughesLale Anderson
  • Werner Aluenslebacast
  • Jacques AubertSinger (French Canadian version)
  • Red HughesVocals (Lili Marlene)
  • Denis Johnstoncast
  • Jim KinleySinger
  • Charles Kormoscast
  • Brunon KrygerSinger
  • The McLelland SistersSingers (Lili Marlene)
  • The Radio RascalsSingers
  • Humphrey JenningsHans Leip
  • Dorit TalmadgeSinger

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