Amphitryon (film)

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Amphitryon
Directed by Reinhold Schünzel
Produced by Günther Stapenhorst
Written by Play:
Molière
Titus Maccius Plautus
Heinrich von Kleist
Screenplay:
Reinhold Schünzel
Starring Willy Fritsch
Music by Franz Doelle
Cinematography Werner Bohne
Fritz Arno Wagner
Edited by Arnfried Heyne
Production
  company
Universum Film
Distributed by Universum Film
Release date(s) 18 July 1935 (1935-07-18)
Running time 105 minutes
Country Nazi Germany
Language German

Amphitryon is a 1935 German musical film. Written and directed by Reinhold Schünzel, it is based on plays by Molière, Plautus, and Heinrich von Kleist, which in turn are based on Greek mythology.

The film is known by a variety of other names: Amphitryon – Happiness from the Clouds, Amphitryon – Aus den Wolken kommt das Glück in Austria, Amfitryon in Greece, Anfitrione in Italy, Det gudomliga äventyret in Sweden.

Amphitryon was filmed in Ufa-Atelier, Neubabelsberg, Brandenburg, Germany, while the production dates were from 2 February 1935 – May 1935.

Synopsis[edit]

Amphitryon is a Theban general away at war. The god Jupiter disguises himself as Amphitryon to seduce Amphitryon's wife, Alkmene.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

  • "Tausendmal war ich im Traum bei dir"
Lyrics by Charles Amberg (as C. Amberg)
Music by Franz Doelle
  • "Ich muß mal wieder was erleben"
Lyrics by Bruno Balz
Music by Franz Doelle

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