No Way Back (1953 Film)
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No Way Back 1953 Film
No Way Back
Directed by Victor Vicas
Produced by Gerhard T. Buchholz
Stuart Schulberg
Written by Gregory Klimov (book)
Gerhard T. Buchholz
Victor Vicas
Beate von Molo
Starring Ivan Desny
Ruth Niehaus
René Deltgen
Music by Hans-Martin Majewski
Cinematography Klaus von Rautenfeld
Edited by Ira Oberberg
Occident Film Produktion
Trans-Rhein Film
Distributed by Hamburg-Film
Release date
6 November 1953
Running time
95 minutes
Country Germany
Language German

No Way Back (German: Weg ohne Umkehr) is a 1953 West German drama film directed by Victor Vicas and starring Ivan Desny, Ruth Niehaus and René Deltgen.[1] It was made at the height of the Cold War.

In 1945 following the Battle of Berlin, a Red Army officer is able to protect a young German woman he finds living in a cellar. Several years later he returns to the city as a civilian, finds her again and makes plans to flee from East to West Germany under the noses of the KGB.



  1. ^ Bock & Bergfelder p.82


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.

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