Darling of the Gods

Darling of the Gods (German: Liebling der Götter) is a 1930 German musical drama film directed by Hanns Schwarz and starring Emil Jannings, Renate Müller and Olga Tschechowa. Jannings had recently returned from Hollywood where the arrival of sound films had harmed his career.[1] The film was made at the Babelsburg studios, and based on the play Die Tokaier by Hans Müller. It was made by Erich Pommer's production unit, part of the German Major film studio UFA. It premiered at the Gloria-Palast in Berlin on 13 October 1930.[2]

Darling of the Gods
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Directed byHanns Schwarz
Produced byErich Pommer
Written by
Music byWilly Schmidt-Gentner
Edited byWilly Zeyn
Distributed byUniversum Film AG
Release date
  • 13 October 1930 (1930-10-13)
Running time
112 minutes


A selfish opera singer leaves his wife and home in Germany to travel the world's great cities. Eventually he is drawn back to his Bavarian homeland.



  1. ^ Rogowski p. 257
  2. ^ Hardt p. 239


  • Hardt, Ursula (1996). From Caligari to California: Erich Pommer's Life in the International Film Wars. Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-930-7.
  • Rogowski, Christian (2010). The Many Faces of Weimar Cinema: Rediscovering Germany's Filmic Legacy. Camden House. ISBN 978-1-57113-429-5.

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