Carl Peters (1941)

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?


The real life person Paul Kayser is named "Leo Kayser" in this movie because of his Jewish religion. The real Kayser was a Christian but converted to Judaism, which created him many antisemitic reactions. For this movie his name was changed to Leo, because according to the Nazis "Leo" sounds more Jewish than "Paul". His religion was used to make him the antagonist in this movie. 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 »


Frau Peters, mother: You are my Carlemann. Even if they scream and stomp, come home and don't be sad.
Dr. Carl Peters: I'm not sad, mother. Let the roisters scream and stomp as much as they want. They can't stomp upon my idea, my colonies. Mother, when the two of us are no more and those in there are no more even longer, there still will be a mountain in Africa. 6000m high. Mount Kilimanjaro. As an eternal monument for a German Africa.
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Referenced in Nazi Titanic (2012) See more »


Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)
written by Harry Dacre
(played at the Piccadilly Club)
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