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The City Without Jews (1924)

Die Stadt ohne Juden (original title)
Jews are expelled from the city of Utopia.

Director:

H.K. Breslauer (as Hans Karl Breslauer)

Writers:

Hugo Bettauer (novel), Ida Jenbach | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eugen Neufeld Eugen Neufeld ... Bundeskanzler
Hans Moser ... Rat Bernart
Anny Miletty Anny Miletty ... Lotte
Johannes Riemann ... Leo Strakosch
Ferdinand Mayerhofer Ferdinand Mayerhofer ... Rat Volbert
Mizi Griebl Mizi Griebl ... Frau Volbert
Karl Tema Karl Tema ... Rat Linder (as Karl Thema)
Hans Effenberger Hans Effenberger ... Alois Carroni-Cohn
Gisela Werbisek Gisela Werbisek ... Kathi (as Gisela Werbezirk)
Armin Berg Armin Berg ... Isidor
Armin Seydelmann Armin Seydelmann ... Oberhaupt der Staatskirche
Theodor Weiser Theodor Weiser ... Redakteur Dr. Kraus
Albrecht Attems Albrecht Attems ... Amandus Grohmann
Laura Glucksman Laura Glucksman ... Verkäuferin im Modesalon Bisquit & Bruder (as Laura Glücksmann)
Abisch Meisels Abisch Meisels ... Jüdisch Zeitungsleser
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Jews are expelled from the city of Utopia.

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Country:

Austria

Release Date:

5 May 1924 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

The City Without Jews See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

Company Credits

Production Co:

H. K. Breslauer-Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film was deemed lost until 1991 when it was partly recovered in the Netherlands. In 2015, the missing elements were discovered on a Parisian flea market which were then handed over to Filmarchiv Austria (Austrian Film Archive). See more »

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Featured in Der ewige Dienstmann - Hans Moser im Porträt (2010) See more »

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9 March 2005 | by julioiglesiasSee all my reviews

"A title card at the beginning of the film identifies the year as 1976, but everything looks like 1924. "

The film is based on a bestseller of the times by Hugo Bettauer, a satirical utopia with the same title. It was a satire, not science-fiction.

"This film is preaching to the choir. In 1924, a few people were already aware of the growing trend of European anti-Semitism and its danger to everyone. But most adults in 1924 either didn't give a damn about European Jews, or actively supported the politicians who advocated "relocation" of unwanted Jewish citizens."

This unfortunately shows a lack of knowledge, at least of the history of Vienna. (too long to explain here, just research it. ) Bettauer, author of the novel, was shot 5 times on march 10, 1925 by right-winger Otto Rothstock, and died on the next day, becoming the first prominent victim of the rise of national-socialism in Austria. 16 years later Ida Jenbach, co-author of the script, was deported to a concentration camp from which she never came back.


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