The Blood of the Walsungs (film)

The Blood of the Walsungs (German: Wälsungenblut) is a 1965 West German drama film directed by Rolf Thiele, based on a Thomas Mann novella of the same name written in 1905 and published in 1921. It was entered into the 15th Berlin International Film Festival.[1] The title refers to the ill-fated Völsung clan as told in the Völsunga saga; the roles of Siegmund and Sieglinde refer to Sigmund and Signy as depicted in Richard Wagner's opera Die Walküre. It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich.

The Blood of the Walsungs
Film poster
Directed byRolf Thiele
Produced byFranz Seitz
Written by
StarringMichael Maien
Music byRolf Alexander Wilhelm
CinematographyWolf Wirth [de]
Edited byIngeborg Taschner
Franz Seitz Filmproduktion
Distributed byColumbia-Bavaria Filmgesellschaft
Release date
  • 21 January 1965 (1965-01-21)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryWest Germany



  1. ^ "Awards for Wälsungenblut". Retrieved 21 February 2010.

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