The Endless Road

The Endless Road (German: Der Unendliche Weg) is a 1943 German biographical film directed by Hans Schweikart and starring Eugen Klöpfer, Eva Immermann and Hedwig Wangel. It portrays the life of Friedrich List, a German who emigrated to the United States in the nineteenth century. Unusually the film was overtly pro-American at a time when the two countries were at war. This was possibly because the Nazi leadership hoped to shortly join the Americans in an anti-Soviet alliance and wanted to encourage warmer feelings between the two nations. Another pro-American (and anti-British) film about Thomas Paine was planned, but never made.[1]

The Endless Road
Directed byHans Schweikart
Written by
Produced byGerhard Staab
CinematographyFranz Koch
Edited byLudolf Grisebach
Music byOskar Wagner
Distributed byDeutsche Filmvertriebs
Release date
  • 24 August 1943 (1943-08-24)
Running time
96 minutes

It was made by Bavaria Film, one of the four major German film companies of the era. The film's sets were designed by the art director Hans Sohnle.



  1. ^ Hull p. 261


  • Hull, David Stewart (1969). Film in the Third Reich: A Study of the German Cinema, 1933–1945. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-01489-3.

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