The Night of Decision (1931 film)

The Night of Decision (German: Die Nacht der Entscheidung) is a 1931 American drama film directed by Dimitri Buchowetzki and starring Conrad Veidt, Olga Chekhova, and Peter Voß.[1] Based on the 1928 play The General by Lajos Zilahy, it is also known by the alternative title of Der General.

The Night of Decision
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Directed byDimitri Buchowetzki
Written byBenno Vigny
Based on The General (play)
by Lajos Zilahy
CinematographyPhilip Tannura
Music byKarl Hajos
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • 17 September 1931 (1931-09-17)
CountryUnited States

It was made at the Joinville Studios in Paris as the German-language version of the Hollywood production The Virtuous Sin. It is a lost film.



  1. ^ Soister, p. 225.


  • Soister, John T. (2002). Conrad Veidt on Screen: A Comprehensive Illustrated Filmography. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-1289-1.

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