The Comedians (1941 film)

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The Comedians
Directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Produced by Hans Schweikart
Written by Olly Boeheim
Axel Eggebrecht
Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Walter von Hollander
Starring Käthe Dorsch
Cinematography Bruno Stephan
Edited by Ludolf Grisebach
Production
company
Bavaria Filmkunst
Distributed by Bavaria Filmverleih
Release dates
  • 5 September 1941 (1941-09-05)
Running time
111 minutes
Country Nazi Germany
Language German

The Comedians (German: Komödianten) is a 1941 German drama film directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst,[1] and based on the novel Philine by Olly Boeheim.[2] The film is set in the eighteenth century, and portrays the development of German theatre.[3]

Plot[edit]

Karoline Neuber attempts to improve the lot of actors, who are looked down upon as vagabonds. When the Duchess refuses to let her son marry an actress, she defends them with such vehemence that she is driven from the country and finally dies in solitude.

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NY Times: The Comedians". NY Times. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  2. ^ Cinzia Romani, Tainted Goddesses: Female Film Stars of the Third Reich p36 ISBN 0-9627613-1-1
  3. ^ Kreimeier p.326

Bibliography[edit]

  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.

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