Alarm in Peking

Alarm in Peking is a 1937 German adventure film directed by Herbert Selpin and starring Gustav Fröhlich, Leny Marenbach, and Peter Voß. It is set against the backdrop of the 1900 Boxer Rebellion in China. German filmmakers had frequently used China as a setting since the 1910s, but from 1931 onwards they made a series of films with political overtones.[1]

Alarm in Peking
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Directed byHerbert Selpin
Produced byEduard Kubat
Written by
Music byWerner Bochmann
CinematographyFriedl Behn-Grund
Edited byLena Neumann
Distributed by
Release date
  • 19 August 1937 (1937-08-19)
Running time
89 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Alfred Bütow and Willi Herrmann. It was shot at the Johannisthal Studios in Berlin.



  1. ^ Baskett p. 194


  • Bock, Hans-Michael; Bergfelder, Tim, eds. (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. New York: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-655-9.
  • Baskett, Michael (2008). The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 978-0-8248-3163-9.
  • Rentschler, Eric (1996). The Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and Its Afterlife. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-57640-7.

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