Film about the exploits of famed German explorer Dr. Carl Peters.
Did You Know?
Hans Albers, who was playing the lead in this movie, was originally a theater actor but after the Nazis came to power he wasn't playing at the theater until 1945 to avoid the influence from the Nazis. He was one of Joseph Goebbels' favorite actor even if he hated the Nazis and avoided being seen with them or avoided receiving awards from a Nazi politician. See more
The Reichstag is shown as a group of people who can talk whenever they want without giving a real chance to speak and openly insult the speaker, Carl Peters in this case, which is not how it is in real life (this was done because this movie supposed to set an antidemocratic tone). See more
Dr. Carl Peters
The Prince Bismarck and I, we speak one and the same language. We are both from the Elbe, we were both baptisted with Elbe water and with what you, Mr. council, are baptisted we should rather not talk about.
Referenced in Nazi Titanic
Muss i denn
(played in the first scene of the movie) See more