The Eleven Schill Officers (1926 film)

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The Eleven Schill Officers
Directed by Rudolf Meinert
Produced by Rudolf Meinert
Written by Max Jungk
Julius Urgiss
Starring Rudolf Meinert
Gustav Adolf Semler
Grete Reinwald
Leopold von Ledebur
Cinematography Ludwig Lippert
Distributed by Meinert Film
Release dates
Country Germany
Language Silent
German intertitles

The Eleven Schill Officers (German: Die elf schillschen Offiziere) is a 1926 German silent historical film directed by Rudolf Meinert and starring Meinert, Gustav Adolf Semler, Grete Reinwald and Leopold von Ledebur. The film depicts the failed 1809 uprising of Prussian soldiers led by Ferdinand von Schill against the occupying French during the Napoleonic War. The film received poor reviews from critics, but earned enough at the box office to offset its production costs.[1]

According to IMDB, it was released in the USA as "Eleven Who Were Loyal" in 1929. A NY Times review which also covers several other movies of that same date is available online dated from May 20, 1929.

It was part of the cycle of Prussian films. The film was remade by Meinert as a sound film The Eleven Schill Officers in 1932 with Carl de Vogt cast as Schill.



  1. ^ Mustafa p.217


  • Bergfelder, Tim & Bock, Hans-Michael. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopedia of German. Berghahn Books, 2009.
  • Mustafa, Sam A. The Long Ride of Major Von Schill: A Journey Through German History and Memory. Rowman & Littlefield, 2008.

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