Prosecutor Corda

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Original title Prosecutor Corda
Country of production Germany
original language German
Publishing year 1954
length 100 minutes
Age rating FSK 16
Director Karl Ritter
script Christian Berthier
production Stage and Film GmbH, Herne
( Karl Schulz )
music Fred Raymond
camera Willy Winterstein
cut Hilde Grabow

and Hans Hermann Schaufuss , Arno Hassenpflug , Traute Flamme , Werner Gerhardt , Robert Kleinert , Joseph Wageck , Konrad Mayerhoff , Herbert Schimkat , Josef Moseler , Hannelore Zappenfeld , Hans Epskamp , Christine Kaufmann

Prosecutor Corda is a German melodrama from 1954 by Karl Ritter .


Miss Dr. Corda-Frobenius has successfully completed a law degree with a lot of diligence and thanks to the support of her significantly older sister. Now she is one of the first of her sex to become a public prosecutor in her governmental restrictions. So far, however, the macho male colleagues have hardly given her the opportunity to prove her legal skills in significant cases. One day she confronts a case with traumatic memories of her own past. She was once in a relationship with a married man. When both were involved in a traffic accident and he got hit, she fled from the scene in a panic. Today, eight years later, Dr. Corda defended the prosecution against a man accused of murdering his wife. This man, an innkeeper by the name of Hans Neidhard, bears a striking resemblance to Corda's childhood sweetheart. Miss Dr. Corda met the defendant, the innkeeper Hans Neidhard, on an excursion. It hit her like lightning, the resemblance to the ex and his whole being enchanted the lawyer immediately.

Now Dr. Corsa faced a serious dilemma. The lawyer, who always insists on a clean service concept, is torn between duty and inclination. Should she want to put the beloved man in jail or should she withdraw from the pending trial. The only legal silver bullet between these two options appears to be Dr. Corda, advising the court that the alleged murder could have involved negligent manslaughter. The trial results in almost complete circumstantial evidence, which, however, rules out an intention to murder. Neidhard no longer has to go to prison, he just has to serve a moderate prison sentence. Nevertheless, Hans Neidhard leaves the process bitter, he feels deeply hurt that Dr. Corda, as a person he had come so close to before, did not believe in his innocence at the moment of greatest need. When Neidhard's innocence turns out after the trial is over, the break is final. Miss Dr. Corda is left alone when Neidhard, released from prison, turns to a new love, the very young Steffi.

Production notes

The shooting of public prosecutor Corda began in early December 1953 and ended on January 13, 1954. The shooting took place in the Wiesbaden studio with exterior shots from Wiesbaden, the Taunus, Eltville and other areas of the Rheingau. The film premiered on March 4, 1954 in Würzburg and Wiesbaden; the Berlin premiere was on April 9, 1954.

Producer Karl Schulz , Robert Leistenschneider took over the production management, Conny Carstennsen took over the production management . Alfred Bütow and Ernst Schomer designed the film buildings. Ingrid Bütow designed the costumes. Benno Locher provided the sound. Werner M. Lenz assisted head cameraman Willy Winterstein , Eberhard Itzenplitz director Ritter, who was also involved in the script, unnamed.

For the East Prussian theater actress Ingeborg Egholm , born in 1918 , this was the only film appearance. Then she only worked in one or the other television production until the early 1970s.

The film was not particularly successful


In the lexicon of the international film it says: "Director Karl Ritter, who made fatal propaganda films in the Nazi era, returned to German film production with this sentimental social melodrama after a short Argentine exile."

Individual evidence

  1. End before shooting begins. Report in Der Spiegel from November 17, 1954
  2. ^ Prosecutor Corda. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed May 1, 2020 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used 

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