Wandering Souls

Wandering Souls (German: Irrende Seelen) is a 1921 German silent drama film directed by Carl Froelich and starring Asta Nielsen, Alfred Abel, and Walter Janssen. It was based on the 1869 novel The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The film was the first of three to be made by Russo Film, a small production company set up by Decla-Bioscop to make literary adaptations.[1] It premiered on 3 March 1921 at the Marmorhaus in Berlin.[2]

Wandering Souls
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Directed byCarl Froelich
Produced byErich Pommer
Written byFyodor Dostoyevsky (novel)
Walter Supper
Carl Froelich
StarringAsta Nielsen
Alfred Abel
Walter Janssen
Guido Herzfeld
CinematographyAxel Graatkjær
Russo Film
Distributed byDecla-Bioscop
Release date
3 March 1921
German intertitles



  1. ^ Hardt p.52-53
  2. ^ Hardt p.223


  • Hardt, Ursula. From Caligari to California: Erich Pommer's life in the International Film Wars. Berghahn Books, 1996.

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