Autumn Fire

Herman G. Weinberg | 1931 | ★★★★½
A woman (Erna Bergman), alone in an autumnal rural landscape, and a man (Willy Hildebrand), alone in a dockside industrial one – parted lovers – pine for each other, before being gloriously reunited, in Weinberg’s beautifully and sensuously composed city symphony-cum-rural portrait-cum-sentimental romance. Weinberg's cine-poem was apparently made by the film historian in order to woo a woman, who did in fact subsequently become his wife. The version commonly available on the internet is appropriately set to the bitter-sweet strains of Debussy.