A woman suffering from multiple sclerosis pleads with doctors to kill her. Her husband gives her a fatal overdose, and is put on trial, where arguments are put forth that prolonging life is sometimes contrary to nature, and that death is a right as well as a duty. It culiminates in the husband’s declaration that he is accusing them of cruelty for trying to prevent such deaths. —wikipedia
Wolfgang Liebeneiner was born in the town of Liebau / Niederschlesien (today Lubawka / Poland) on the 6th of October 1905. His father, a former army officer, owned a textile factory. Leibeneiner attended both military and civil schools, and enrolled at university in 1924. He studied German literature, philosophy and history in Innsbruck, Berlin and Munich.
There he joined an academic theatre company, and was finally asked by Otto Falckenberg to join the Münchner Kammerspiele. He debuted in a staging of Wedekind’s drama “Frühlings Erwachen” and later began directing plays as well . From 1932-34, he was an ensemble member at the Deutsche Theater in Berlin.
In 1931, he gave his screen debut, playing an English lieutenant in the war movie “Die andere Seite”. A year later, he embodied an Austrian army officer in Max Ophüls’ “Liebelei”. In 1936, Liebeneiner, who was mostly typecast as the romantic lover in movies, joined Gustaf Gründgens at the Staatstheater, where he worked… read more