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The Old Fritz (German: Der alte Fritz) is a 1928 German silent historical film directed by Gerhard Lamprecht and starring Otto Gebühr, Julia Serda and Bertold Reissig.[1] Part of the cycle of Prussian Films, it was released in two parts. Gebühr played the role of Frederick the Great on many occasions during the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany.

The Old Fritz
The Old Fritz.jpg
Directed byGerhard Lamprecht
Produced byGerhard Lamprecht
Written byLuise Heilborn-Körbitz
Gerhard Lamprecht
Hans Torius
StarringOtto Gebühr
Julia Serda
Bertold Reissig
Music byArtur Guttmann
CinematographyKarl Hasselmann
Gerhard Lamprecht Filmproduktion
Distributed byNational Film
Release date
20 January 1928 (Part I)
28 January 1928 (Part II)
German intertitles

The film's art direction was by Otto Moldenhauer.


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  1. ^ Klossner p.15


  • Klossner, Michael. The Europe of 1500-1815 on Film and Television: A Worldwide Filmography of Over 2550 Works, 1895 Through 2000. McFarland & Company, 2002.

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