A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Time to Love and a Time to Die1958

A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)




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Adapted from Erich Maria Remarque's novel, this WW II drama is about a young idealist German soldier who, while searching for his parents in the rubble of his hometown, falls in love with a young girl and marries her during his furlough. He then must leave her to return to war.


John Gavin
as Ernst Graeber
Erich Maria Remarque
as Professor Pohlmann
Jock Mahoney
as Immerman
Don DeFore
as Boettcher
Dieter Borsche
as Capt. Rahe
Barbara Rütting
as Woman Guerrilla
Thayer David
as Oscar Binding
Dorothea Wieck
as Frau Lieser
Agnes Windeck
as Frau Witte
John Van Dreelen
as Political Officer
Klaus Kinski
as Gestapo Lieutenant
Alice Treff
as Frau Langer
Jim Hutton
as Hirschland
Dana J. Hutton
as Hirschland
Wolf Harnisch
as Sgt. Muecke
Karl Ludwig Lindt
as Dr. Karl Fresenburg
Lisa Helwig
as Frau Kleinert
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Critic Reviews for A Time to Love and a Time to Die

All Critics (5)

This, anyhow, is what enchants me about Sirk: this delirious mixture of medieval and modern, sentimentality and subtlety, tame compositions and frenzied CinemaScope.

September 1, 2021 | Full Review…

Douglas Sirk's haunting masterpiece wartime romance story is set in 1944.

September 9, 2003 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Time to Love and a Time to Die


a wonderful film and one of the finest of sirk's career. even john gavin can't spoil it. a rare look at world war 2 from the german soldier's point of view. sirk's own son died a soldier on the russian front after he was forced to leave him behind in germany so this was an extremely personal project for him

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