Based on a novel by Ingrid Puganigg, who also plays the title role, Martha Dubronski is a routine psychological drama about the gradual deterioration of Martha and her husband (Peter Wyssbrod) -- she has a severe facial scar, and he is crippled, so each have their own burden right from the beginning. Martha is not only scarred but also not in the best of health. Her husband supports them by delivering newspapers and all is more-or-less normal until Martha becomes quite sick during carnival time, and her husband consequently has to fend for himself. He goes over the edge and starts drinking, and although Martha recovers her health, she is subsequently propositioned by men who see her scar as some sort of perverse come-on. Needless to say, the relationship between husband and wife cannot easily endure these tribulations, which have their own effects on their psyches as well.
~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide