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The City Without Jews (1924)

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


H.K. Breslauer


Hugo Bettauer (story), H.K. Breslauer | 1 more credit »




Credited cast:
Johannes Riemann ... Leo Strakosch
Hans Moser ... Rat Bernart
Karl Tema Karl Tema ... Rat Linder
Anny Miletty Anny Miletty ... Tochter Lotte Linder
Eugen Neufeld Eugen Neufeld ... Bundeskanzler
Ferdinand Mayerhofer Ferdinand Mayerhofer ... Rat Volbert
Mizi Griebl Mizi Griebl ... Frau Volbert
Hans Effenberger Hans Effenberger ... Alois Carroni
Gisela Werbisek Gisela Werbisek ... Köchin Kathi (as Gisela Werbezirk)
Armin Berg Armin Berg ... Kommiss Isidor
Sigi Hofer Sigi Hofer ... Moritz
Armin Seydelmann Armin Seydelmann ... Oberhaupt der Staatskirche
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fritz Flemmich Fritz Flemmich ... Rabbiner
Artur Ranzenhofer Artur Ranzenhofer ... Ein blinder Jude
Josef Steinbach Josef Steinbach ... Hausknecht


Jews are expelled from the city of Utopia.

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Release Date:

5 May 1924 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

The City Without Jews See more »

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H. K. Breslauer-Film See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


On March 10, 1925, National Socialist thug Otto Rothstock shot Hugo Bettauer, the author of the novel. On March 26, Bettauer died. Rothstock was lionized as a hero. He spent 18 months in prison. When he was released, he found himself very wealthy and resumed his career as a Nazi. See more »


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it's a document
5 May 2006 | by rusbeckSee all my reviews

this movie is more or less a document about a book (Die Stadt ohne Juden) from Hugo Bettauer. As a movie itself it shows the typical problems of a film industry in Vienna in the beginning of the 20's.

It is on a meta level a great pleasure. A lot of very interesting people and locations. In the historical context the movie is one of the most interesting documents we have in the movie history of central Europe. It shows that people had an idea what there future would like to be. The most interesting part is the vision of a Vienna without an important minority. It seems like a vary of stereotypes but its a fact that some visions turned into real.

The locations are partly showing buildings and interiors of the 20's and were later identified as "typical Jewish". Like the sanatorium Purkersdorf , or the "jugenstil" interior.

The movie is a great puzzle of statements of the early 20's in an community before the big economic crises and the Holocaust.

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