The Castle in Flanders

The Castle in Flanders (German: Das Schloß in Flandern) is a 1936 German drama film directed by Géza von Bolváry and starring Mártha Eggerth, Paul Hartmann, and Georg Alexander.[1]

The Castle in Flanders
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Directed byGéza von Bolváry
Written byCurt J. Braun
Music byFranz Grothe
CinematographyWerner Brandes
Edited byHermann Haller
Distributed byTobis Film
Release date
  • 14 August 1936 (1936-08-14)
Running time
93 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Emil Hasler and Arthur Schwarz.



Writing for Night and Day in 1937, Graham Greene gave the film a mixed review. Greene noted that the film's depictions of England and English culture were rather off the mark, but despite this he claimed that "th[e] picture has merits" and that "there are excellent scenes" which he identified as the scenes in Ypres after the war had ended and Gloria Delamare (Eggerth) attempts to book a hotel room only to be moved by a porter to the neighboring castle. Greene points to the return of Fred Winsbury (Hartmann) as the point in the film where the audience loses interest and the film loses reality.[2]


  1. ^ Bock & Bergfelder, p. 51.
  2. ^ Greene, Graham (2 September 1937). "A Castle in Flanders/For You Alone". Night and Day. (reprinted in: Taylor, John Russell, ed. (1980). The Pleasure Dome. Oxford University Press. p. 165. ISBN 0192812866.)


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