List of German films of 1919–32

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This is a list of the most notable films produced in Germany of the Weimar Republic era from 1919 until 1932, in year order. This period, between the end of World War I and the advent of the Nazi regime, is considered an early renaissance in world cinema, with many influential and important films being made. The style of many of these films is called German Expressionism.

For an alphabetical list of articles on Weimar German films see Category:Films of the Weimar Republic.

1919[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1919
Alkohol Ewald André Dupont, Alfred Lind Wilhelm Diegelmann, Ernst Rückert Drama
Alraune und der Golem Nils Olaf Chrisander Lost, possibly never made[1]
Die Arche Richard Oswald Leo Connard, Eva Speyer, Georg Heinrich Schnell [2]
Different from the Others Richard Oswald Conrad Veidt, Leo Connard, Ilse von Tasso [3]
Harakiri Fritz Lang Paul Biensfeldt, Lil Dagover, Georg John [4]
Her Sport Rudolf Biebrach Henny Porten, Georg Heinrich Schnell, Wally Koch [5]
Intoxication Ernst Lubitsch Asta Nielsen, Alfred Abel Drama
Der Knabe in Blau Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Ernst Hofmann, Georg John, Margit Barnay [6]
Madame Du Barry Ernst Lubitsch Pola Negri, Alexander Ekert
Meyer from Berlin (Meyer aus Berlin) Ernst Lubitsch Ernst Lubitsch Comedy
The Monastery of Sendomir Rudolf Meinert Ellen Richter, Ernst Deutsch Drama
My Wife, the Movie Star Ernst Lubitsch Ossi Oswalda, Paul Biensfeldt Comedy
Nerven (Nerves) Robert Reinert IMDb
Opium Robert Reinert
The Oyster Princess Ernst Lubitsch Victor Janson, Ossi Oswalda Comedy
The Plague of Florence Otto Rippert Theodor Becker, Marga Kierska Historical
Die Puppe (The Doll) Ernst Lubitsch Ossi Oswalda, Victor Janson
Die Spinnen, 1. Teil - Der Goldene See
(The Spiders, Part 1 - The Golden Lake)
Fritz Lang
The Toy of the Tsarina Rudolf Meinert Ellen Richter, Karl Berger Historical
Unheimliche Geschichten (Ominous Tales) Richard Oswald Paul Wegener, Maria Koppenhöfer, Blandine Ebinger
The White Roses of Ravensberg Nils Olaf Chrisander Frau Marion, Erna Thiele Melodrama remade in 1929

1920[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1920
Abend - Nacht - Morgen (Evening - Night - Morning) Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Presumed lost film IMDb
Algol (Algol - Tragödie der Macht) Hans Werckmeister Emil Jannings Sci-fi
Anna Boleyn Ernst Lubitsch Henny Porten, Emil Jannings Historical
Auf den Trümmern des Paradieses Josef Stein Bela Lugosi
Der Bucklige und die Tänzerin
(The Hunchback and the Dancer)
Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Presumed lost film IMDb
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
(Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari)
Robert Wiene Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Lil Dagover, Friedrich Fehér Horror
Catherine the Great Reinhold Schünzel Lucie Höflich, Fritz Kortner Historical
Der Fluch der Menschheit Richard Eichberg Bela Lugosi
Diamonds Friedrich Feher Louis Ralph, Erika Glässner Crime
Die Frau im Delphin Bela Lugosi
From Morn to Midnight
(Von morgens bis mitternachts)
Karlheinz Martin Ernst Deutsch Expressionism
Genuine: A Tale of the Vampire (Genuine) Robert Wiene Horror
The Golem: How He Came Into the World
(Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam)
Paul Wegener Horror See also: Golem
The Grand Babylon Hotel E.A. Dupont Hans Albers, Max Landa Mystery
Hypnose Richard Eichberg Bela Lugosi
The Head of Janus (Der Januskopf) Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Conrad Veidt, Magnus Stifter, Bela Lugosi Based on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Presumed lost film IMDb
Der Fluch der Menschheit - Im Rausche der Milliarden Richard Eichberg Bela Lugosi
Judith Trachtenberg Henrik Galeen Leontine Kühnberg, Ernst Deutsch Drama
Kohlhiesel's Daughters Ernst Lubitsch Henny Porten, Emil Jannings comedy
Der Letzte der Mohikaner Arthur Wellin Bela Lugosi
Nat Pinkerton im Kampf Wolfgang Neff Bela Lugosi
The Night of Queen Isabeau Robert Wiene Fern Andra, Fritz Kortner Historical
Panic in the House of Ardon Robert Wiene Stella Harf, Max Kronert Crime
Romeo und Julia im Schnee
(Romeo and Juliet in the Snow)
Ernst Lubitsch
Satanas Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Presumed lost film IMDb
Die Spinnen, 2. Teil - Das Brillantenschiff Fritz Lang Continuation from Die Spinnen, 1. Teil (see above)
Sumurun Ernst Lubitsch Paul Wegener
Der Tanz auf dem Vulkan Richard Eichberg Bela Lugosi
Die Teufelsanbeter Bela Lugosi Considered to be lost
The Three Dances of Mary Wilford Robert Wiene Friedrich Feher, Erika Glässner Drama
Die Todeskarawane Josef Stein Bela Lugosi Considered to be lost
Der Wildtöter und Chingachgook Arthur Wellin Bela Lugosi
Whitechapel Ewald André Dupont Guido Herzfeld, Hans Mierendorff Crime
The White Peacock Ewald André Dupont Guido Herzfeld, Hans Mierendorff Drama

1921[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1921
The Adventure of Doctor Kircheisen Rudolf Biebrach Lotte Neumann, Hermann Thimig Drama
Die Bergkatze (The Mountaincat) Ernst Lubitsch Bergfilme comedy
Brennendes Land (Burning Land) Heinz Herald
Danton Dimitri Buchowetzki
Der Gang in die Nacht Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
Hamlet Svend Gade, Heinz Schall
Hintertreppe (The Rear Staircase) Leopold Jessner, Paul Leni
Das indische Grabmal: Die Sendung des Yoghi
(The Indian Tomb: Part I: the Mission of the Yogi)
Joe May
Das indische Grabmal: Der Tiger von Eschnapur
(The Indian Tomb: Part II: The Tiger of Bengal)
Joe May
Der müde Tod (Weary Death) Fritz Lang Fantasy, Romance Three narratives within a frame story narrated by Death
Opus I Walter Ruttmann Animation
Opus II Walter Ruttmann Animation Film at YouTube (links to video of Opus II through IV with modern soundtrack)
Playing with Fire Robert Wiene Diana Karenne, Vasilij Vronski Comedy/Drama
Roswolsky's Mistress Felix Basch Asta Nielsen, Paul Wegener Drama
Rhythmus 21 Hans Richter Animation
Scherben (Shards) Lupu Pick
The Haunted Castle (Schloß Vogelöd) Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
Sehnsucht (Longing) Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Presumed lost film IMDb
Der Stern von Bethlehem (The Star of Bethlehem) Lotte Reiniger Animation
Tischlein deck dich, Eselein streck dich, Knüppel aus dem Sack Wilhelm Prager
Der verlorene Schatten (The Lost Shadow) Rochus Gliese
Die verschwundene Million (The Million that Disappeared) Wolfgang Neff Bela Lugosi
The Vulture Wally Ewald André Dupont Albert Steinrück, Henny Porten Drama
A Woman's Revenge Robert Wiene Vera Karalli, Franz Egenieff Drama

1922[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1922
Aschenputtel Lotte Reiniger Animation Based on traditional German variant of Cinderella
Der brennende Acker (The Burning Field) Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Eugen Klöpfer
Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler - Ein Bild der Zeit
(Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler - a Picture of the Times)
Fritz Lang Rudolf Klein-Rogge Crime First Dr. Mabuse film
Hanneles Himmelfahrt Urban Gad Based on the play The Assumption of Hannele by Gerhart Hauptmann.
Ihre Hoheit die Tänzerin (Her Highness the Dancer) Richard Eichberg Bela Lugosi
The Infernal Power Robert Wiene Thea Kasten, Emil Lind Lost film. Little is known of its plot.
Jeremias Eugen Illés
Lucrezia Borgia Richard Oswald Conrad Veidt, Liane Haid Historical
Marie Antoinette, the Love of a King Rudolf Meinert Diana Karenne, Maria Reisenhofer Historical
Marizza Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Tzwetta Tzatschewa Presumed lost film IMDb
Nathan the Wise Manfred Noa Fritz Greiner, Carl de Vogt Historical
Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens
(Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror)
Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder Horror First adaptation of Dracula
Othello Dimitri Buchowetzki
Phantom Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
Tiefland Adolf E. Licho
Das Weib des Pharao (The Wife of the Pharaoh) Ernst Lubitsch Emil Jannings

1923[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1923
Alles für Geld (All for Money) Reinhold Schünzel
The Ancient Law E.A. Dupont Henny Porten, Ruth Weyher Drama
Die Austreibung - die Macht der zweiten Frau
(The Expulsion - The Power of the Second Woman)
Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Presumed lost filmIMDb
Between Evening and Morning Arthur Robison Werner Krauss, Agnes Straub
The Doll Maker of Kiang-Ning Robert Wiene Werner Krauss, Lia Eibenschütz Fantasy
Erdgeist (Earth Spirit) Leopold Jessner Asta Nielsen
The Flame Ernst Lubitsch Pola Negri, Hermann Thimig Drama
The Green Manuela Ewald André Dupont Lucie Labass, Grete Berger Drama
Inge Larsen Hans Steinhoff Henny Porten, Paul Otto Drama
I.N.R.I. Robert Wiene Gregori Chmara, Henny Porten Religious epic aka Crown of Thorns; dramatic portrayal of the life of Christ
The Man in the Iron Mask Max Glass Adventure
The Merchant of Venice Peter Paul Felner Werner Krauss, Henny Porten Shakespeare
Mysterien eines Frisiersalons
(Mysteries of a Barbershop)[7]
Bertolt Brecht, Erich Engel Erwin Faber, Max Shreck, Blandine Ebinger, Josef Eichheim, Hans Leibelt, Carola Neher, Otto Wernicke "Surreal Comedy/Romance" 16 minutes; considered one of the 100 most important German films
Old Heidelberg Hans Behrendt Paul Hartmann, Eva May Drama
Raskolnikow Robert Wiene Gregori Chmara, Elisabeta Skulskaja Drama
Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination
(Shadows- A Nighttime Hallucination)
Arthur Robison, Rudolf Schneider
Der Schatz (The Treasure) Georg Wilhelm Pabst Pabst's debut film
Der steinerne Reiter (The Stone Rider) Fritz Wendhausen
Die Straße (The Street) Karl Grune
The Unknown Tomorrow Alexander Korda Werner Krauss, María Corda Melodrama
William Tell Rudolf Dworsky, Rudolf Walther-Fein Hans Marr, Conrad Veidt Historical

1924[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1924
Der Berg des Schicksals (Mountain of Destiny) Arnold Fanck
Carlos und Elisabeth Richard Oswald Conrad Veidt, Eugen Klöpfer Drama
Die Finanzen des Großherzogs
(Finances of the Grand Duke)
Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Alfred Abel, Mady Christians Comedy
Helena Manfred Noa Vladimir Gajdarov, Albert Steinrück Epic Drama Released in two parts.
Der letzte Mann Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Emil Jannings Drama Literally The Last Man; aka The Last Laugh
Mikaël (Chained: The Story of the Third Sex) Carl Theodor Dreyer Benjamin Christensen, Walter Slezak Drama
Mother and Child Carl Froelich Henny Porten, Friedrich Kayßler Drama
Die Nibelungen: Siegfried
(The Nibelungen: Siegfried)
Fritz Lang Paul Richter, Margarete Schön Fantasy
Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache
(The Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Revenge)
Fritz Lang Paul Richter, Margarete Schön Fantasy
Opus III Walter Ruttmann Animation Film at YouTube (links to video of Opus II through IV with modern soundtrack)
Orlacs Hände (The Unscrupulous Hands of Dr. Orloc) Robert Wiene
The Power of Darkness Conrad Wiene Petr Sharov, Pavel Pavlov Drama
Rosenmontag Rudolf Meinert Gerd Briese, Helga Thomas Romance
Sylvester (New Year's Eve) Lupu Pick Eugen Klöpfer, Edith Posca
Symphonie diagonale Viking Eggeling Animation
Taras Bulba Vladimir Strizhevsky, Joseph N. Ermolieff J.N. Douvan-Tarzow, Oscar Marion Historical
Tragedy in the House of Habsburg Alexander Korda Maria Corda, Werner Schott Historical
Waxworks (Das Wachsfigurenkabinett) Paul Leni Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Emil Jannings, William Dieterle, Georg John Fantasy/Horror anthology film Literally The Waxfigure Cabinet
Das Wolkenphänomen in Majola
(Cloud Phenomena of Majola)
Arnold Fanck

1925[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1925
Dancing Mad Alexander Korda Victor Varconi, María Corda Comedy
The Farmer from Texas Joe May Mady Christians, Willy Fritsch Comedy
Der Flug um den Erdball, 1. Teil - Paris bis Ceylon Willi Wolff
Die freudlose Gasse Georg Wilhelm Pabst Asta Nielsen
Greta Garbo
Der Gardeoffizier Robert Wiene
The Great Opportunity Lorand von Kabdebo Kurt Vespermann, Lia Eibenschütz
Opus IV Walter Ruttmann Animation Film at YouTube(links to video of Opus II through IV with modern soundtrack)
Peter the Pirate Arthur Robison Paul Richter, Aud Egede Nissen Adventure
The Pleasure Garden Alfred Hitchcock Melodrama Co-production with the UK. Filmed in Munich and Italy
Prem Sanyas Franz Osten
Himansu Rai
Die Prinzessin und der Geiger Graham Cutts
Rebus Film Nr. 1 Paul Leni
She Leander de Cordova, G.B. Samuelson Betty Blythe, Carlyle Blackwell Adventure Co-production with UK
Varieté Ewald André Dupont Drama
The Woman Who Did Benjamin Christensen Lionel Barrymore, Gustav Fröhlich Drama
Zur Chronik von Grieshuus Arthur von Gerlach

1926[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1926
The Adventures of Prince Achmed
(Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed)
Lotte Reiniger Animation / Fantasy Oldest-surviving animated feature film IMDb
Adventures of a Ten Mark Note (Die Abenteuer eines Zehnmarkscheines) Berthold Viertel
Faust (Faust - Eine deutsche Volkssage) Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Gösta Ekman (senior), Emil Jannings classic literature/drama aka Faust - A German Folk Legend
Fiaker Nr. 13 Michael Curtiz
The Eleven Schill Officers Rudolf Meinert Gustav Adolf Semler, Grete Reinwald Historical
Der Geiger von Florenz Paul Czinner
Der goldene Schmetterling Michael Curtiz Lili Damita, Nils Asther
Der Hauptmann von Köpenick Siegfried Dessauer satire All copies that could be found were ordered destroyed by Hitler
The Holy Mountain (Der heilige Berg) Arnold Fanck Leni Riefenstahl Drama One of many Bergfilme
Herr Tartüff Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Emil Jannings Drama Adaptation of Molière's play
Madame Wants No Children Alexander Korda María Corda, Harry Liedtke Drama
Manon Lescaut Arthur Robison Lya De Putti, Vladimir Gajdarov
Michel Strogoff Viktor Tourjansky Adventure French-German co-production
Orphan of Lowood Curtis Bernhardt Evelyn Holt, Olaf Fønss Drama
Our Emden Louis Ralph War Remade as a sound film Cruiser Emden in 1932
The Red Mouse Rudolf Meinert Aud Egede Nissen, Paul Richter
The Student of Prague (Der Student von Prag) Henrik Galeen Conrad Veidt, Werner Krauss, Elizza La Porta Drama / Horror Based on the story by Hanns Heinz Ewers
Remake of the 1913 film The Student of Prague (1913 film)
Three Cuckoo Clocks Lothar Mendes Lillian Hall-Davis, Nina Vanna Drama
White Slave Traffic Jaap Speyer Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Erich Kaiser-Titz Thriller

1927[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1927
Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt
(Berlin: Symphony of a Great City)
Walter Ruttmann Experimental documentary Runtime: 65 min.
Bigamie Jaap Speyer Heinrich George, Maria Jacobini Drama
Chance the Idol Graham Cutts Jack Trevor, Agnes Esterhazy Drama
The Convicted Rudolf Meinert Eugen Klöpfer, Margarete Schlegel Drama
Das Geheimnis des Abbe X (The Secret of Abby X) Julius Brandt, William Dieterle
Doña Juana Paul Czinner Elisabeth Bergner, Walter Rilla Drama
The Famous Woman Robert Wiene Lili Damita, Fred Solm Drama
Ghost Train Géza von Bolváry Guy Newall, Louis Ralph Crime Co-production with Britain
His Greatest Bluff Harry Piel, Henrik Galeen Harry Piel, Marlene Dietrich Comedy
Heads Up, Charley Willi Wolff Ellen Richter, Anton Pointner Comedy
Heimweh Gennaro Righelli Mady Christians, William Dieterle Drama
The Last Waltz Arthur Robison Liane Haid, Willy Fritsch Romance
Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney (The Love of Jeanne Ney) Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Mata Hari Friedrich Feher Magda Sonja, Wolfgang Zilzer Biopic
Metropolis Fritz Lang Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm Science fiction
The Mistress Robert Wiene Harry Liedtke, Eugen Burg Drama
The Mountain Eagle Alfred Hitchcock Nita Naldi, Bernhard Goetzke Romantic drama British-German co-production. Lost film
Prinz Louis Ferdinand Hans Behrendt Christa Tordy, Hans Stüwe Historical
The Queen Was in the Parlour Graham Cutts
Ramper, der Tiermensch (Ramper, the Animal Man) Max Reichmann
Seelische Konstruktionen (Spiritual Construction) Oskar Fischinger Experimental film Runtime: 10 min.
Svengali Gennaro Righelli Paul Wegener, Anita Dorris Drama
Eine Symphonie des Kampfwillens
(A Symphony of the Will to Fight)
NSDAP propaganda The first documentary of a Nuremberg Rally
U 9 Weddigen Heinz Paul
Valencia Jaap Speyer María Dalbaicín, Dorothea Wieck
The Vice of Humanity Rudolf Meinert Asta Nielsen, Werner Krauss Drama
Was ist los im Zirkus Beely? Harry Piel
Die Weber Friedrich Zelnik
Das Erwachen des Weibes
(The Awakening of Woman)
Fred Sauer Movie Poster repeatedly displayed in Man with A Movie Camera (Vertov, 1929)

1928[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1928
Abwege Georg Wilhelm Pabst Gustav Diessl, Brigitte Helm
Alraune Henrik Galeen Brigitte Helm, Paul Wegener Drama Based on the story by Hanns Heinz Ewers
Angst Hans Steinhoff Gustav Fröhlich, Henry Edwards Drama Co-production with Britain
Der geheimnisvolle Spiegel Carl Hoffmann, Richard Teschner
Folly of Love Robert Wiene Maria Jacobini, Jack Trevor Comedy
The Gallant Hussar Géza von Bolváry Ivor Novello, Evelyn Holt Romance Co-production with Britain
Geschlecht in Fesseln - Die Sexualnot der Gefangenen (Sex in Chains) William Dieterle William Dieterle, Gunnar Tolnæs
The Great Adventuress Robert Wiene Lili Damita, Georg Alexander Comedy
Homecoming Joe May Lars Hanson, Dita Parlo War/Drama
Hungarian Rhapsody Hanns Schwarz Lil Dagover, Willy Fritsch Drama
Leontine's Husbands Robert Wiene Claire Rommer, Georg Alexander Comedy
Looping the Loop Arthur Robison Werner Krauss, Jenny Jugo Thriller
Number 17 Géza von Bolváry Guy Newall, Lien Deyers Crime Co-production with Britain
Polizeibericht Überfall Ernö Metzner Heinrich Gotho, Sybille Schmitz
Robert and Bertram Rudolf Walther-Fein Harry Liedtke, Fritz Kampers Comedy
Scampolo Augusto Genina
Sir or Madam Carl Boese Percy Marmont
Ossi Oswalda
Comedy Co-production with Britain
Spione (Spies) Fritz Lang Rudolf Klein-Rogge Thriller, Spy film
Strauss Is Playing Today Conrad Wiene Alfred Abel, Hermine Sterler Drama
Villa Falconieri Richard Oswald Maria Jacobini, Hans Stüwe Drama Co-production with Italy
Volga Volga Viktor Tourjansky Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Lillian Hall-Davis Drama
Vormittagsspuk Hans Richter Animation
The Woman on the Rack Robert Wiene Lili Damita, Vladimir Gajdarov Drama
Zuflucht Carl Froelich

1929[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1929
The Alley Cat Hans Steinhoff Mabel Poulton, Jack Trevor Drama Co-production with Britain
Andreas Hofer Hans Prechtl Fritz Greiner, Maly Delschaft Historical
Asphalt Joe May Gustav Fröhlich Drama
Atlantik Ewald André Dupont Fritz Kortner, Elsa Wagner Drama German-language film made in Britain
Brüder Werner Hochbaum
Diary of a Coquette Constantin J. David Fee Malten, Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur Drama
Pandora's Box (Die Büchse der Pandora) Georg Wilhelm Pabst Louise Brooks, Francis Lederer, Fritz Körtner Drama
Fight of the Tertia Max Mack Max Schreck, Fritz Richard Family
Frau im Mond (The Woman in the Moon) Fritz Lang Science fiction A realistic planetary romance
Fräulein Else Paul Czinner Elisabeth Bergner, Albert Bassermann Drama
The Green Monocle Rudolf Meinert Ralph Clancy, Betty Bird Crime
Großstadtschmetterling Richard Eichberg
The Hound of the Baskervilles Richard Oswald Carlyle Blackwell, Fritz Rasp Mystery
Ich küsse Ihre Hand, Madame (I Kiss Your Hand, Madame) Robert Land Harry Liedtke, Marlene Dietrich Drama
A Knight in London Lupu Pick Lilian Harvey, Ivy Duke Drama Co-production with Britain
Land Without Women Carmine Gallone Conrad Veidt, Elga Brink Drama
Latin Quarter Augusto Genina Gina Manès, Carmen Boni Drama
Ludwig II, King of Bavaria William Dieterle William Dieterle, Theodor Loos Historical
Masks Rudolf Meinert Karl Ludwig Diehl, Trude Berliner Crime
Melody of the Heart Hanns Schwarz Dita Parlo, Willy Fritsch Musical
Melodie der Welt Walter Ruttmann
La Merveilleuse vie de Jeanne d'Arc
(The Marvelous Life of Joan of Arc)
Marco de Gastyne
Mother Krause's Journey to Happiness Phil Jutzi
Napoleon auf St. Helena (Napoleon at St. Helena) Lupu Pick
Der Nürnberger Parteitag der NSDAP (The Nuremberg Convention of the NSDAP)
On the Reeperbahn at Half Past Midnight Fred Stranz Eddie Polo, Lydia Potechina Adventure
The Runaway Princess Fritz Wendhausen Mady Christians, Norah Baring Mystery Co-production with Britain
Das Schiff der verlorenen Menschen
(The Ship of Lost Men)
Maurice Tourneur
The Smuggler's Bride of Mallorca Hans Behrendt Jenny Jugo, Friedrich Benfer Romance
Diary of a Lost Girl (Tagebuch einer Verlorenen) Georg Wilhelm Pabst Louise Brooks, Fritz Rasp, André Roanne, Josef Ravensky Drama
The Three Kings Hans Steinhoff Henry Edwards, Evelyn Holt Drama Co-production with Britain
Die weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü Georg Wilhelm Pabst, Arnold Fanck Adventure
The White Roses of Ravensberg Rudolf Meinert Diana Karenne, Viola Garden, Jack Trevor Melodrama
The Wonderful Lies of Nina Petrovna Hanns Schwarz Brigitte Helm, Francis Lederer Drama
The Wrecker Géza von Bolváry Carlyle Blackwell, Benita Hume Crime Co-production with Britain
Zwei Welten Werner Hochbaum

1930[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Abschied Robert Siodmak Brigitte Horney, Aribert Mog Love tragicomedy
Achtung! - Auto-Diebe! Harry Piel Harry Piel, Hugo Fischer-Köppe
Alraune Richard Oswald Brigitte Helm Sci-fi Based on the story by Hanns Heinz Ewers
El Amor solfeando Armand Guerra
Burglars Hanns Schwarz Ralph Arthur Roberts, Lilian Harvey, Willy Fritsch, Heinz Rühmann, Oskar Sima Musical comedy
Der blaue Engel (The Blue Angel) Josef von Sternberg Marlene Dietrich, Emil Jannings, Kurt Gerron Drama Based on the story by Heinrich Mann
Le Chemin du paradis Wilhelm Thiele, Max de Vaucorbeil
Darling of the Gods Hanns Schwarz Emil Jannings, Renate Müller Musical/Drama
Der Greifer Richard Eichberg
Das Flötenkonzert von Sans-souci Gustav Ucicky Otto Gebühr, Renate Müller, Hans Rehmann, Walter Janssen, Raoul Aslan, Friedrich Kayßler, Aribert Wäscher Margarete Schön drama Produced by Günther Stapenhorst, written by Johannes Brandt and Walter Reisch
The Great Longing Steve Sekely Camilla Horn, Theodor Loos Comedy
Der Hampelmann E.W. Emo
Der Herr auf Bestellung Géza von Bolváry
Der Kampf mit dem Drachen oder: Die Tragödie des Untermieters Robert Siodmak
Kohlhiesel's Daughters Hans Behrendt Henny Porten, Fritz Kampers Comedy
Die letzte Kompanie Curtis Bernhardt
Menschen am Sonntag Robert Siodmak, Curt Siodmak
Night Birds Richard Eichberg Jack Raine, Muriel Angelus Thriller co-produced with GB
The Other Robert Wiene Fritz Kortner, Käthe von Nagy Drama French language version The Prosecutor Hallers also produced
Rasputin, Dämon der Frauen Adolf Trotz
The Three from the Filling Station Wilhelm Thiele Willy Fritsch, Lilian Harvey Comedy French language version Le chemin du paradis also produced
Der unsterbliche Lump Joe May
Vienna, City of Song Richard Oswald Charlotte Ander, Paul Morgan Musical
Westfront 1918 Georg Wilhelm Pabst War
Zwei Herzen im Dreiviertel-Takt Géza von Bolváry

1931[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Anna Christie Jacques Feyder Greta Garbo German Version made by MGM in Hollywood
Ein ausgekochter Junge Erich Schönfelder
Berlin Alexanderplatz Phil Jutzi based on the novel by Alfred Döblin published two years earlier
Bomben auf Monte Carlo Hanns Schwarz Peter Lorre, Hans Albers, Heinz Rühmann comedy
Elisabeth of Austria Adolf Trotz Lil Dagover, Paul Otto Period Drama
Emil und die Detektive (Emil and the Detectives) Gerhard Lamprecht Rolf Wenkhaus, Käthe Haack, Fritz Rasp, Rudolf Biebrach children's film based on a story by Erich Kästner
Gloria Hans Behrendt
Der Hauptmann von Köpenick Richard Oswald Max Adalbert, Paul Wagner Comedy
Her Grace Commands Hanns Schwarz Käthe von Nagy, Willy Fritsch Romantic Comedy French language version also released
Ich geh' aus und Du bleibst da Hans Behrendt
Kameradschaft (Comradeship) Georg Wilhelm Pabst Ernst Busch Fr. title: La Tragédie de la mine
Keine Feier ohne Meyer Carl Boese
Die Koffer des Herrn O.F. Alexis Granowsky Peter Lorre, Alfred Abel
Der Kongreß tanzt (Congress Dances) Erik Charell Lilian Harvey comedy French language version: Le Congrès s'amuse
Kyritz - Pyritz Carl Heinz Wolff
The Love Express Robert Wiene Georg Alexander, Dina Gralla Musical Comedy
Louise, Queen of Prussia Carl Froelich Henny Porten, Gustaf Gründgens Historical
M Fritz Lang Peter Lorre, Gustaf Gründgens Thriller
Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht
(A Man in search of his own Murderer)
Robert Siodmak
Mädchen in Uniform
(The Girls in Uniform)
Leontine Sagan Hertha Thiele, Dorothea Wieck drama
Mary Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Abel, Olga Chekhova German version of Hitchcock's Murder! (1930)
Der Mörder Dimitri Karamasoff Erich Engels, Fyodor Otsep
My Wife, the Impostor Kurt Gerron Heinz Rühmann, Käthe von Nagy Comedy
Niemandsland Victor Trivas
The Other Side Heinz Paul Conrad Veidt, Theodor Loos War
Der Raub der Mona Lisa Géza von Bolváry
Schatten der Manege Heinz Paul
Schubert's Dream of Spring Richard Oswald Carl Jöken, Gretl Theimer Musical
The Scoundrel Eugen Schüfftan, Franz Wenzler Max Adalbert, Emilia Unda Comedy
A Storm Over Zakopane Domenico Gambino, Adolf Trotz Alphons Fryland
Lilian Ellis
Drama Produced in partnership with Poland
Studie Nr. 7 Oskar Fischinger Animation
Studie Nr. 8 Oskar Fischinger Animation
Die Dreigroschenoper (Three Penny Opera) Georg Wilhelm Pabst Rudolf Forster, Lotte Lenya A film of Bertolt Brecht; French version: L'Opéra de quat'sous
Der unbekannte Gast E. W. Emo
Die verliebte Firma Max Ophüls
Der weiße Rausch - Neue Wunder des Schneeschuhs Arnold Fanck Leni Riefenstahl adventure
Venetian Nights Pierre Billon, Robert Wiene Germaine Noizet Roger Tréville Musical French-language version of The Love Express
Who Takes Love Seriously? Erich Engel Max Hansen, Jenny Jugo Romantic comedy
Yorck Gustav Ucicky

1932[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
8 Mädels im Boot Erich Waschneck Theodor Loos, Karin Hardt, Helmut Kionka Drama [8][9]
L'Atlantide Georg Wilhelm Pabst Brigitte Helm, Pierre Blanchar, Tela Tschai Adventure, fantasy German-French co-production[10][11]
The Bartered Bride Max Ophüls Max Nadler, Jarmila Novotná, Otto Wernicke [12]
The Blue Light Leni Riefenstahl Leni Riefenstahl, Mathias Wieman, Beni Führer Drama [13][14]
Blutendes Deutschland Johannes Häussler Documentary [15]
Ein blonder Traum Paul Martin Lilian Harvey, Willy Fritsch, Willi Forst [16]
The Countess of Monte-Christo Karl Hartl Brigitte Helm, Rudolf Forster Comedy
Cruiser Emden Louis Ralph Renée Stobrawa, Werner Fuetterer, Louis Ralph Documentary [17]
The Eleven Schill Officers Rudolf Meinert Friedrich Kayßler, Hertha Thiele, Heinz Klingenberg [18]
F.P.1 antwortet nicht Karl Hartl Hans Albers, Sybille Schmitz, Paul Hartmann [19]
Filmtagebuch vom Krieg in China Martin Rikli Documentary [20]
Five from the Jazz Band Erich Engel Jenny Jugo, Rolf von Goth Musical
Der Frechdachs Carl Boese, Heinz Hille Willy Fritsch, Camilla Horn, Ralph Arthur Roberts [21]
Fräulein - Falsch verbunden E.W. Emo Magda Schneider, Johannes Riemann, Trude Berliner [22]
Hallo Hallo! Hier spricht Berlin! Julien Duvivier Josette Day, Germaine Aussey, Wolfgang Klein French-German co-production[23]
Die Herrin von Atlantis Georg Wilhelm Pabst Brigitte Helm, Tela Tschai, Heinz Klingenberg [24]
Hitler über Deutschland Documentary [25]
I.F. 1 ne répond plus Karl Hartl Charles Boyer, Daniela Parola, Jean Murat French-language version of F.P.1 antwortet nicht[26]
Kuhle Wampe oder: Wem gehört die Welt? Slatan Dudow Hertha Thiele, Ernst Busch, Martha Wolter Drama [27][28]
Das Lied einer Nacht (The Song of the Night) Anatole Litvak Musical/ Romantic comedy
Happy Ever After Paul Martin, Robert Stevenson Lilian Harvey, Jack Hulbert Musical
Lügen auf Rügen (Scams Out of Bamboozles) Victor Janson Comedy
The Magic Top Hat Rudolph Bernauer Charlotte Ander, Felix Bressart Comedy
Mensch ohne Namen (Man With No Name) Gustav Ucicky
Peter Voss, Thief of Millions
(Peter Voss, der Millionendieb)
Ewald André Dupont Willi Forst, Alice Treff Comedy
Rasputin, Dämon der Frauen
(Rasputin, Demon of Women)
Adolf Trotz Featuring Conrad Veidt
Razzia in Sankt Pauli (Police Raid in St. Pauli) Werner Hochbaum Featuring Gina Falkenberg, Freidrich Gnass, Wolfgang Zilzer Drama, Comedy, Social Commentary
Quick Robert Siodmak Featuring Lilian Harvey Comedy
Scampolo, ein Kind der Straße
(Scampolo, a Child of the Street)
Hans Steinhoff Comedy
Der schwarze Husar (The Black Hussar) Gerhard Lamprecht Featuring Conrad Veidt Historical comedy
A Shot at Dawn Alfred Zeisler Ery Bos, Genia Nikolaieva Crime
Spione im Savoy-Hotel (Spies in the Savoy Hotel) Frederic Zelnik Featuring Alfred Abel Comedy
Ein steinreicher Mann (A Tremendously Rich Man) Hans Steinhoff Comedy
Studie Nr. 10 Oskar Fischinger Animation
Stupéfiants Kurt Gerron, Roger Le Bon Featuring Peter Lorre
Tannenberg Heinz Paul Hans Stüwe, Käthe Haack War
Thea Roland Henry Koster Lil Dagover, Hans Rehmann Comedy
Tumultes Robert Siodmak Featuring Charles Boyer
Un rêve blond Paul Martin Lilian Harvey, Henri Garat, Pierre Brasseur French-German co-production[29][30]
Unheimliche Geschichten (Uncanny Stories) Richard Oswald Paul Wegener Horror
Vampyr - Der Traum des Allan Grey
(Vampire - A Dream of Allan Grey)
Carl Theodor Dreyer Maurice Schutz Horror
Wehe, wenn er losgelassen
(Woe if He is Let Loose)
Karel Lamač Vlasta Burian Comedy
When Love Sets the Fashion Franz Wenzler Renate Müller, Hubert von Meyerinck Comedy
You Don't Forget Such a Girl Fritz Kortner Willi Forst, Dolly Haas Romantic comedy Co-production with Austria
Zu Befehl, Herr Unteroffizier
(At Your Orders, Sergeant)
Erich Schönfelder Comedy

References[edit]

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  17. ^ "Cruiser Emden". Filmportal.de. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Die elf Schill'schen Offiziere". filmportal.de. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  19. ^ "F.P. 1 antwortet nicht". filmportal.de. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Filmtagebuch vom Krieg in China". filmportal.de. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Der Frechdachs". filmportal.de. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Fräulein - falsch verbunden". filmportal.de. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Hallo Hallo! Hier spricht Berlin!". Filmportal.de. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
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  25. ^ "Hitler über Deutschland". filmportal.de. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
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