The Fourth Commandment (1950 film)

The Fourth Commandment (German: Das vierte Gebot) is a 1950 Austrian historical drama film directed by Eduard von Borsody and starring Attila Hörbiger, Dagny Servaes and Inge Egger.[1] It was shot at the Sievering Studios and on location in the Vienna Woods. The film's sets were designed by the art director Gustav Abel. It was released in West Germany the same year by Union Film. It is based in the 1878 play of the same name by Ludwig Anzengruber.

The Fourth Commandment
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Theatrical release poster by Paul Aigner
Directed byEduard von Borsody
Written byFriedrich Schreyvogel
Eduard von Borsody
Based onThe Fourth Commandment by Ludwig Anzengruber
Produced byEduard Hoesch
StarringAttila Hörbiger
Dagny Servaes
Inge Egger
CinematographySepp Ketterer
Hans Schneeberger
Music byWolfgang Ruß-Bovelino
Berna Filmproduktion
Distributed bySascha Film
Release date
7 April 1950
Running time
100 minutes


A once prosperous craftsman in late nineteenth century Vienna finds himself and his family in increasing financial difficulties due to the industrialisation that has damaged his business.



  1. ^ Fritsche p.238


  • Fritsche, Maria. Homemade Men in Postwar Austrian Cinema: Nationhood, Genre and Masculinity. Berghahn Books, 2013.

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