The Light Ahead

Fishke der Krumer (Original title)

1939

About

The Light Ahead is possibly the greatest of Edgar G. Ulmer’s shtetl films. Here, the director counterpoints his pastoral Green Fields to criticize the poverty and superstition that oppress a pair of star-crossed lovers. Made on the eve of World War II, The Light Ahead is at once romantic, expressionist, and painfully conscious of the danger about to engulf European Jews. Impoverished and disabled...

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Directed by

Edgar G. Ulmer

Written by

Edgar G. Ulmer (Screenplay)
Shirley Ulmer (Screenplay)

Runtime

94 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Cast