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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (based on the play by)
Hans Kyser (adaptation)
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Release Date:
21 September 1923 (Austria) See more »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Fritz Greiner ... Sultan Saladin

Carl de Vogt ... Assad von Filneck, sein Bruder/Junger Tempelherr
Lia Eibenschütz ... Sittah, seine Schwester

Werner Krauss ... Nathan
Bella Muzsnay ... Recha
Margarete Kupfer ... Daja, die christliche Pflegerin Rechas
Rudolf Lettinger ... Klosterbruder Bonafides - früherer Reitknecht Assads
Ferdinand Martini ... Al-Hafi, Derwisch
Ernst Schrumpf ... Patriarch von Jerusalem

Max Schreck ... Grossmeister der Tempelherren
Wolfgang von Schwindt ... Emir von Kurdistan (as Wolfgang v. Schwind)
Ernst Matray ... Spassmacher des Sultans
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carl-Heinz Schroth ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Directed by
Manfred Noa 
Writing credits
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (based on the play by) (as Lessing)

Hans Kyser (adaptation)

Produced by
Gerhard Ullmann .... reconstruction producer (2006/2009)
Erich Wagowski .... producer
Original Music by
Rabih Abou-Khalil (restored version) (2009)
Aljoscha Zimmermann (restored version) (2006)
Willy Schmidt-Gentner (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Hans Karl Gottschalk 
Gustave Preiss 
Art Direction by
Karl Machus 
Otto Völckers  (as Otto Völkers)
Set Decoration by
Peter Rochelsberg 
Costume Design by
Walter Wesener 
Production Management
Kurt Rosen .... production manager (uncredited)
Art Department
Leo Pasetti .... artistic consultant
Visual Effects by
Hartmut Böhme .... scanning (restored version) (2006/2009)
Christian Ketels .... digital artist (restored version) (2006/2009)
Stefan Wimmer .... digital artist (restored version) (2006/2009)
Camera and Electrical Department
Georg Schubert .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nathan the Wise" - USA (alternative title)
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128 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Austria:(Banned) (1923) (banned: for pupils) | Poland:(Banned) (1923)

Did You Know?

Considered to be a lost film until a print was found in Moscow in 1996 by German researchers who were consulting the Gosfilmofond (Russian archives). It was a deteriorated black-and-white copy called "Jerusalem's Storm" without displaying the original title and with new chapters abruptly included. A copy was made from this remaining version (since the original nitrate was lost), receiving a color treatment like the ones in 1920s films and corrections taken from notes of the German censors' archives.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Nathan, der Weise (1979) (TV)See more »


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