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Friedrich Schiller - Eine Dichterjugend (1923)

Despite his wish to become a pastor, Friedrich Schiller is ordered to join a military school. There, he begins to write poetry...


(as Kurt Götz)


(manuscript) (as Kurt Götz), (manuscript)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Theodor Loos ...
Friedrich Schiller
Hermann Vallentin ...
Herzog Karl Eugen von Württemberg
Isabel Heermann ...
Gräfin Franziska von Hohenheim
Max Pategg ...
Johann Kaspar Schiller, Werbeoffizier
Elisabeth Dorothea, seine Frau
Robert Leffler ...
Pastor Christoph Moser
Egmont Richter ...
Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart
Berta Monnard ...
Seine Frau
Heilo Böhlen ...
Ludwig, deren Sohn
Rudolf Klein-Rhoden ...
Der Amtmann von Blaubeuren
Hans Carl Mueller ...
Kapf, Schillers Freund (as Hans Karl Müller)
Erich Walter ...
Scharffenstein, Schillers Freund
Martin Gien ...
Petersen, Freund Schillers
Walter Kassing ...
Hoven, Freund Schillers
Kitty Aschenbach ...
Luise Bischerin, Hauptmannswitwe


Despite his wish to become a pastor, Friedrich Schiller is ordered to join a military school. There, he begins to write poetry...

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23 March 1923 (Germany)  »

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DEM 25,000,000 (estimated)
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| (2005 restored)

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1.33 : 1
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After the second world war, the film was thought to be lost until one print surfaced at Gosfilmofond in Moscow. In the 1970s, Filmmuseum München could get a print in an exchange with the Russian Film Archives. See more »

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Horse hair stuffed historical drama.
19 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

There was considerable interest in the prospect of seeing an unknown 1923 German film, staring Theodor Loos, the conspicuous character player in the Lang films - secretary Josephat in METROPOLIS, the doctor left standing at the traffic light in TESTAMENT OF MABUSE and co-star with Conrad Veidt in couple of intriguing German early sound films.

There is little hint of the imposing work the German cinema was doing around it in this piece, which follows the familiar pattern of placing the young writer in opposition to his tyrannical duke, after he sees the injustices meted out to conscripts and artists.

Not helped by a washed out DVD transfer, which made it hard to tell who was who, this tedious production drags along, played largely in full length shots of characters in wigs and cocked hats. Loos makes little impression in the lead. It's nice to see Ilka Grunning in a minor part.

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