The Beggar Student (1927 film)

The Beggar Student (German: Der Bettelstudent) is a 1927 German silent film directed by Jacob Fleck and Luise Fleck and starring Harry Liedtke, Ida Wüst and Agnes Esterhazy.[1] It is an adaptation of Carl Millöcker's operetta The Beggar Student.

The Beggar Student
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Theatrical film poster
GermanDer Bettelstudent
Directed byJacob Fleck
Luise Fleck
Written by
Based onThe Beggar Student
by Carl Millöcker
CinematographyEdoardo Lamberti
Guido Seeber
Distributed byAafa-Film
Release date
  • 2 December 1927 (1927-12-02)
German intertitles

The film's art direction was by Botho Hoefer and Hans Minzloff.


The film is set in Poland at the beginning of the 18th century. The country is in a state of upheaval and is being brought into turmoil by revolutionary forces. Locked up in a Polish prison, students Simon and Jan have to play a role of a prince and his apprentice at the behest of the Polish governor of Krakow, Colonel Ollendorf. While performing as such, they are able to trick the officer and conquer the hearts of countess Nowalska's daughters, Laura and Bronislava. Following the play, even Colonel Ollendorf doesn't go away empty-handed, and, at the end of this cheerful story, gets the Countess as his wife.



  1. ^ Kopp, Kristin Leigh (2012). Germany's Wild East: Constructing Poland as Colonial Space. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. p. 164. ISBN 0472036823.

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