The Crucifix Carver of Ammergau

The Crucifix Carver of Ammergau (German: Der Herrgottschnitzer von Ammergau) is a 1952 West German romantic drama film directed by Harald Reinl and starring Erich Auer, Elise Aulinger and Willy Rösner.[1]

The Crucifix Carver of Ammergau
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Directed byHarald Reinl
Produced byOttmar Ostermayr
Written byPeter Ostermayr
Based onDer Herrgottschnitzer von Ammergau (play)
by Ludwig Ganghofer
Music by
Edited byAdolf Schlyssleder
Peter Ostermayr Produktion
Distributed byKopp-Filmverleih
Release date
  • 19 December 1952 (1952-12-19)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryWest Germany

Part of the tradition of heimatfilm, it was based on the 1880 play of the same name by Ludwig Ganghofer. It was made at the Bavaria Studios in Munich and on location in the Bavarian Alps. The film's sets were designed by the art director Max Seefelder.


A rural wood carver is invited by a painter to come to Munich to study art, leading to tensions with his girlfriend.



  1. ^ Bock & Bergfelder p. 29


  • Bock, Hans-Michael; Bergfelder, Tim, eds. (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. New York: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-655-9.

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