Shortly before his emigration to the US Detlev Sierck made this movie. For those who love his later American movies it will be a little bit disappointing.
The story is very melodramatic but not very convincing. A man makes bad use of his fathers money for the sake of a Vaudeville singer. She is therefore sent to Australia for imprisonment. The man joins the army and they meet again...
Nevertheless you will recognize some elements of Sirk's later cinematography also in this movie, like the frequent use of mirrors an element which was later adapted by his great admirer Fassbinder). A ridiculous element of Nazi censorship is the fact that the dancing girls are forced to dance to a mock version of Offenbach's Can-Can.
Zarah Leander ... Gloria Vane
Willy Birgel ... Sir Albert Finsbury
Edwin Juergenssen... Gouverneur Jones
Carola Höhn ... Mary Jones
Viktor Staal ... Henry Hoyer