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Amphitryon is a 1935 German musical film. Written and directed by Reinhold Schünzel, it is based on plays by Molière, Plautus, and Heinrich von Kleist, which in turn are based on Greek mythology.

Amphitryon
Amphitryon (film).jpg
Directed byReinhold Schünzel
Produced byGünther Stapenhorst
Screenplay byReinhold Schünzel
Based onAmphytrion by
Molière
Titus Maccius Plautus
Heinrich von Kleist
StarringWilly Fritsch
Music byFranz Doelle
CinematographyWerner Bohne
Fritz Arno Wagner
Edited byArnfried Heyne
Production
company
Distributed byUFA
Release date
18 July 1935 (1935-07-18)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryNazi Germany
LanguageGerman

The film is known by a variety of other names: Amphitryon – Happiness from the Clouds, Amphitryon – Aus den Wolken kommt das Glück in Austria, Amfitryon in Greece, Anfitrione in Italy, Det gudomliga äventyret in Sweden.

Amphitryon was filmed in Ufa-Atelier, Neubabelsberg, from 2 February 1935 – May 1935. It was one of UFA's many multiple-language version films: a French version, Les dieux s'amusent (The gods are having fun), was shot at the same time.

SynopsisEdit

Amphitryon is a Theban general away at war. The god Jupiter disguises himself as Amphitryon to seduce Amphitryon's wife, Alkmene.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

  • "Tausendmal war ich im Traum bei dir"
Lyrics by Charles Amberg (as C. Amberg)
Music by Franz Doelle
  • "Ich muß mal wieder was erleben"
Lyrics by Bruno Balz
Music by Franz Doelle

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