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A 19th-century mercantile family is tested by economic and personal hardships. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Big-name German cast is aces, but helmer Heinrich Breloer struggles to lift his big-budget sudser to the level of epic tragedy."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij, Variety
"Isn't likely to achieve a widening of American interest in German cinema any more than it realizes its literary pedigree."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
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