Fridericus Rex

Fridericus Rex (German: Fridericus Rex - 1. Teil: Sturm und Drang) is a 1922 German silent historical film directed by Arzén von Cserépy and starring Otto Gebühr, Albert Steinrück and Gertrud de Lalsky.

Fridericus Rex
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Directed byArzén von Cserépy
Produced byArzén von Cserépy
Written byHans Behrendt
Bobby E. Lüthge
Arzén von Cserépy
StarringOtto Gebühr
Albert Steinrück
Gertrud de Lalsky
Music byMarc Roland
CinematographyErnst Lüttgens
Guido Seeber
Distributed byUFA
Release date
31 January 1922
German intertitles

It portrays the life of the eighteenth century monarch Frederick the Great. Immensely popular, it was followed by three sequels and launched the Prussian film as a major German genre during the Weimar era.[1]

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Hans Dreier and Ernö Metzner. The film was shot at the Johannisthal Studios in Berlin. Location filming took place at the Charlottenburg Palace and other sites around historic Brandenburg.



  1. ^ Schulte-Sasse p.93


  • Linda Schulte-Sasse. Entertaining the Third Reich: Illusions of Wholeness in Nazi Cinema. Duke University Press, 1996.

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