Augustus the Strong (film)

Augustus the Strong (German: August der Starke) is a 1936 German-Polish biographical film directed by Paul Wegener and starring Michael Bohnen, Lil Dagover, and Marieluise Claudius. The film depicts the life of Augustus the Strong, the Eighteenth Century ruler of Saxony and Poland.

Augustus the Strong
GermanAugust der Starke
Directed byPaul Wegener
Written by
  • Herbert Tjadens
  • Johannes Eckardt
  • Rolf Meyer
  • Carl Haensel
Produced byCurt Haensel
Starring
CinematographyKarl Puth
Edited byRolf Meyer
Music byHans Erdmann
Production
companies
Nerthus Film
Polski Tobis
Distributed byHammer-Tonfilm
Release date
  • 17 January 1936 (1936-01-17) (Germany)
  • November 1936 (1936-11) (Poland)
Running time
108 minutes
CountriesGermany
Poland
LanguageGerman

ProductionEdit

A multiple-language version was made in Polish, directed by Stanisław Wasylewski and featuring a Polish cast.[1] Another Polish-German co-production Adventure in Warsaw was produced the following year.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Skaff, Sheila (2008). The Law of the Looking Glass: Cinema in Poland, 1896–1939. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. p. 172. ISBN 978-0-8214-1784-3.
  2. ^ Kreimeier, Klaus (1999). The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918–1945. Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 283. ISBN 978-0-520-22069-0.

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