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Trenck, der Pandur (1940)

Film about the fictitious adventures of Franz Freiherr von Trenck, who lived during the times of empress Maria Theresia of Austria garnished with espionage and twisted love affairs.


Herbert Selpin


Emmerich Groh (play) (as O.E. Groh), Walter Zerlett-Olfenius (screenplay) (as W. Zerlett-Olfenius)
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Credited cast:
Hans Albers ... Freiherr von der Trenck
Käthe Dorsch ... Kaiserin Maria Theresia
Sybille Schmitz ... Prinzessin (princess) Deinhardstein
Hilde Weissner ... Gräfin (countess) St. Croix
Elisabeth Flickenschildt ... Natalie Alexandrowa Fürstin Solojew
Hans Nielsen Hans Nielsen ... Laudon
Oskar Sima ... Harun Bashi
Jaspar von Oertzen Jaspar von Oertzen ... Todt
Peter Voß Peter Voß ... Fürst Khevenhüller
Herbert Hübner ... Fürst Solojew
Karl Fochler Karl Fochler ... Prokop, Oberstleutnant
Hubert von Meyerinck ... Herr von Sazenthal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Boris Alekin Boris Alekin ... Russischer Leutnant
Angelo Ferrari
Lutz Götz Lutz Götz ... Adjutant


Due to one of his many love affairs Franz Freiherr von Trenck is court-martialed and sentenced to death but can escape by the help of his lover princess Natalie Alexandrowna. At the same time he helps princess Deinartstein who had run away from an arranged marriage with Russian prince Solojew whom she does not love. As this could lead to political complications with Russia which was expected to support Austria in the battle against France and von Trenck again prevents the now forced marriage by empress Maria Theresia, he has to declare his behavior to her. As a result he agrees to fight with his private Pandur corps against France. During his stay in Vienna he discovers that countess St. Croix and prince Solojew are spying for France against Austria. Trenck being trapped by countess St. Croix agrees to join the french troops, but his intention his counterespionage. Guess, will he be successful? Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

23 August 1940 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Trenck de pandoer See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tobis Filmkunst See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Referenced in Century of Cinema: Die Nacht der Regisseure (1995) See more »

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