Drama / Silent
Directed by Lupu Pick
Cast: Werner Krauss as Bahnwärter
Edith Posca as Tochter des Bahnwärters
Hermine Straßmann-Witt as Frau des Bahnwärters
Paul Otto as Bahninspektor
Lupu Pick as Reisender
This film is a depressing drama with no subtitles, with the characters only conveying their emotions. The sections monitor rapes the daughter of a track-walker. The mother of the girl is embarrassed by this and disappears into a storm and dies. The track-walker discovers his wife’s dead body and prepares a burial for her. The girl cannot take keeping her shameful secret anymore and confesses to her father the brutality put upon her. Her father loses it and suffocates the monitor to death and hands himself over to the policemen.