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Curt Goetz (manuscript) and
Max Kaufmann (manuscript)
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23 March 1923 (Germany) See more »
Despite his wish to become a pastor, Friedrich Schiller is ordered to join a military school. There, he begins to write poetry... | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Theodor Loos ... Friedrich Schiller
Hermann Vallentin ... Herzog Karl Eugen von Württemberg
Isabel Heermann ... Gräfin Franziska von Hohenheim
Max Pategg ... Johann Kaspar Schiller, Werbeoffizier

Ilka Grüning ... 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
Paul Bildt ... Andreas Streicher, Musikus
Carl Jönsson ... Herzog Karl August von Weimar
Max Kaufmann ... Goethe
Philipp Manning ... Intendant von Dahlberg (as Dr. Philipp Manning)
Ernst Legal ... Iffland
Gottfried Kraus ... General Rieger (as Gottfried Krauss)

Wilhelm Diegelmann ... Nies, Aufseher der Karlsschule
Herbert Stock ... Brodhag, Ochsenwirt in Stuttgart
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josefine Dora ... Putzfrau (uncredited)

Directed by
Curt Goetz  (as Kurt Götz)
Writing credits
Curt Goetz (manuscript) (as Kurt Götz) and
Max Kaufmann (manuscript)

Produced by
Curt Goetz .... producer
Cinematography by
Hans Scholz 
Otto Tober 
Film Editing by
Gerhard Ullmann (2005 reconstruction)
Art Direction by
Julian Ballenstedt 
Costume Design by
Leopold Verch 
Production Management
Max Rosenthal .... production manager
Arthur Schetter .... production manager
Other crew
Stefan Drössler .... reconstruction
Horst Jaedicke .... thanks
Sigrid Nieberle .... thanks

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Additional Details

111 min | Germany:101 min (2005 restored version)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Götz shot his film on original locations in Stuttgart, Germany. Some of the locations he used were destroyed during World War II.See more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Horse hair stuffed historical drama., 19 January 2008
Author: Mozjoukine ( from Australia

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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