The Three Codonas

The Three Codonas (German: Die drei Codonas) is a 1940 German drama film directed by Arthur Maria Rabenalt and starring René Deltgen, Ernst von Klipstein and Josef Sieber.[1] It is based on the life of the circus performer Alfredo Codona. It was made by Tobis Film, one of the largest German production companies. The film's sets were designed by the art director Emil Hasler. It premiered in Hamburg, twelve days before its first Berlin screening at the UFA-Palast am Zoo.

The Three Codonas
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GermanDie drei Codonas
Directed byArthur Maria Rabenalt
Written byJoachim Friedrich Bremer
Kurt Heuser
Philipp Lothar Mayring
Produced byHerbert Engelsing
StarringRené Deltgen
Ernst von Klipstein
Josef Sieber
CinematographyFriedl Behn-Grund
Edited byHans Heinrich
Music byPeter Kreuder
Distributed byTobis Film
Release date
  • 1 August 1940 (1940-08-01)
Running time
109 minutes



  1. ^ Taylor, Richard (1998) [1979]. Film Propaganda: Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany (2nd ed.). London: I.B. Tauris. p. 244. ISBN 1860641679.


  • Klaus, Ulrich J. Deutsche Tonfilme: Jahrgang 1940. Klaus-Archiv, 1988.

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