Iron Gustav (TV series)

Iron Gustav (German: Der eiserne Gustav) is West German television series which originally aired on ARD in seven episodes between 27 August and 8 October 1979.[1][2] It is based on the 1938 novel Iron Gustav by Hans Fallada about a Berlin taxi driver still using a horse-drawn carriage, and the hardships he faces due to increasing competition from motor cars in the Weimar Era. In 1928 to demonstrate what he can still do he takes his carriage from Berlin to Paris.

Iron Gustav
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GenreComedy drama
Based onIron Gustav by Hans Fallada
Written byHerbert Asmodi
Directed byWolfgang Staudte
StarringGustav Knuth
ComposerFriedrich Scholz
Country of originWest Germany
Original languageGerman
No. of series1
No. of episodes7
ProducersHans Hirschmann
Gunther Malzacher
CinematographyImmo Rentz
Running time60 minutes
Production companySüdwestfunk
Original networkARD
Original release27 August (1979-08-27) –
8 October 1979 (1979-10-08)

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  1. ^ Bock & Bergfelder p.252
  2. ^ Rentschler p.356


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
  • Rentschler, Eric . German Film & Literature. Routledge, 2013.

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