Film about the exploits of famed German explorer Dr. Carl Peters.


Herbert Selpin


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hans Albers ... Dr. Carl Peters
Karl Dannemann ... Dr. Karl Jühlke
Fritz Odemar ... Count Pfeil
Herbert Hübner ... Councillor Leo Kayser
Mohamed Husen Mohamed Husen ... Ramasan
Toni von Bukovics Toni von Bukovics ... Frau Peters, mother
Wilhelm P. Krüger Wilhelm P. Krüger ... Old Wilhelm
Jack Trevor ... British Consul, Zanzibar
Theodor Thony Theodor Thony ... Dr. Nicolo
Andrews Engelmann ... Capt. Mathew
Ernst Fritz Fürbringer ... Count Wehr-Bandelin
Erika von Thellmann ... Frau Kayser
Friedrich Ulmer ... Prince Hohenlohe-Langenberg
Hans Leibelt ... Prof. Karl Engel (Uncle Karl)
Reinhold Pasch Reinhold Pasch ... Capt. Greenwood, alias Behrens


Film about the exploits of famed German explorer Dr. Carl Peters.

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German | English

Release Date:

21 March 1941 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Karl Peters 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?


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 German Colonial organization "Deutsche Kolonialverein" was in 1883 in Frankfurt/Main, not in Berlin, as stated in the movie. It moved its headquarters to Berlin in 1885. See more »


Dr. Carl Peters: [speaking to the Reichstag] So this is the representation of the such hardworking nation. Poor Germany, you are yourself your biggest enemy.
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Referenced in Nazi Titanic (2012) See more »


Muss i denn
(played in the first scene of the movie)
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