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Die goldene Stadt (1942)

Anna Jobst is the daughter of a rich, conservative farmer. Living on the bank of the Moldau, she wishes nothing more than follow the river to Prague, the "Golden City".


Veit Harlan


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Credited cast:
Kristina Söderbaum ... Anna 'Anuschka' Jobst - Melchiors Tochter, die von Prag träumt
Eugen Klöpfer Eugen Klöpfer ... Melchior Jobst - Annas Vater, ein Bauer
Annie Rosar ... Donata Opferkuch -Tonis Mutter (as Anni Rosar)
Dagny Servaes ... Frau Tandler
Paul Klinger ... Ingenieur Christian Leidwein
Emmerich Hanus Emmerich Hanus
Kurt Meisel ... Toni Opferkuch - Annas Vetter, der Anna verführt
Rudolf Prack ... Großknecht Thomas - Annas Verlobte
Liselotte Schreiner Liselotte Schreiner ... Wirtschafterin Maruschka
Hans Hermann Schaufuß ... Ingenieur Nemerek (as Hans H. Schaufuss)
Frida Richard Frida Richard ... Frau Amend
Inge Drexel Inge Drexel ... Magd Julie
Ernst Legal Ernst Legal ... Pelikan - ein Bauer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valy Arnheim Valy Arnheim ... Wengraf - der Notar
Curt Cappi Curt Cappi ... Ein Bauer


Anna Jobst is the daughter of a rich, conservative farmer. Living on the bank of the Moldau, she wishes nothing more than follow the river to Prague, the "Golden City". Written by Kees van Leijenhorst

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Release Date:

25 December 1942 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

De gouden stad See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


In France, As "La ville dorée", Veit Harlan's melodrama attracted 350,000 patrons in 20 weeks in a single theater (Le Normandie), a tremendous success. See more »


Referenced in The Sorrow and the Pity (1969) See more »


Die verkaufte Braut
(The Bartered Bride)
Composed by Bedrich Smetana
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Emotional and beautifully shot
2 June 2005 | by zimmer-9See all my reviews

Emotional and beautifully shot, "Die goldene Stadt" was one of the biggest hits of German cinema in the forties, not only in Nazi-Germany, but all over Europe. It was Harlan's first feature film in Agfacolor and clearly his use of color is not as elaborate yet as in "Immensee" or "Opfergang", but still quite impressive, especially in Söderbaum's vision of the "golden city" and the finale on the moors. Söderbaum's acting has a natural and sometimes dreamlike quality - no doubt she was one of the stars of European cinema the camera really loved. There are some ideological undertones reflecting the political climate, but certainly not more than in Russian oder American films of that period.

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