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Fridericus (1937)

In 18th century Europe, King Friedrich II of Prussia leads his army through the seven-years-war with neighboring states, and after numerous near defeats, eventually brings a victorious army back to Berlin.

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Johannes Meyer

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Walter von Molo (novel), Erich Kröhnke (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Otto Gebühr ... Friedrich II., König von Preußen
Hilde Körber ... Wilhelmine - seine Schwester
Lil Dagover ... Marquise de Pompadour
Agnes Straub Agnes Straub ... Czarina Elisabeth
Käthe Haack ... Maria Theresia
Bernhard Minetti Bernhard Minetti ... Count Wallis, alias Marquis DuVal
Paul Klinger ... von Bonin
Carola Höhn ... Louise - seine Frau
Paul Dahlke ... Field Marshal General von Dessau
Lucie Höflich Lucie Höflich ... Frau Büttner
Wilhelm König Wilhelm König ... Hans - ihr Sohn - Student
Will Dohm ... Baron Warkotsch
Paul Westermeier ... Musketeer Mampe
Heinrich Schroth ... Capt. von Droste
Alfred Gerasch Alfred Gerasch ... Field Marshal General Daun
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In 18th century Europe, King Friedrich II of Prussia leads his army through the seven-years-war with neighboring states, and after numerous near defeats, eventually brings a victorious army back to Berlin.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

24 February 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der alte Fritz See more »

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Production Co:

Diana-Tonfilm GmbH See more »
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Fridericus
27 November 2011 | by gilbertcollins7See all my reviews

I think the former reviewer is much too hard on this film. To say that the second film "The Great King" does everything better is a statement that I just can't agree with.

The actor playing Frederick is 'worth the price of admission'. Excellent job in both films. There is a big difference in the outlook of the two films. The former is much more optimistic while the latter was forced to be re-edited under Goebell's and Hitler's direction. Why? The second film showed the Russians of the time in too good a light. Hitler made sure that was changed, especially in 1942. But that is the second film. This one has some very good scenes with Frederick. What comes to mind is the one where he meets the farmers in the field or comes across a small village destroyed by the Austrians.


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