The Immortal Heart
The Immortal Heart (German: Das Unsterbliche Herz) is a 1939 German drama film directed by Veit Harlan and starring Heinrich George. It was based on Walter Harlan's play The Nuremberg Egg and depicts the inventor of the watch, Peter Henlein.
|The Immortal Heart|
|Directed by||Veit Harlan|
|Produced by||Gerhard Staab|
|Budget||1,750,000 ℛℳ (equivalent to €6,597,355 in 2009)|
|Box office||2,500,000 ℛℳ (equivalent to €9,424,794 in 2009)|
- Heinrich George as Peter Henlein
- Kristina Söderbaum as Ev
- Paul Wegener as Dr. Schedel
- Raimund Schelcher as Konrad Windhalm
- Michael Bohnen as Martin Behaim
- Paul Henckels as Güldenbeck
- Ernst Legal as Bader Bratvogel
- Eduard von Winterstein as Richter Sixtus Heith
- Franz Schafheitlin as Burghauptmann Zinderl
- Jakob Tiedtke as Schöffe Weihrauch
Production began in July 1938. To recreate Nuremberg as it looked in 1517, the streets were covered with sand and other demodernization took place. 500 Sturmabteilung horsemen took part in medieval costumes. Harlan and Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels concurred on some cuts to the finished film.
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