The Night of Queen Isabeau

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The Night of Queen Isabeau
Directed by Robert Wiene
Produced by Erich Pommer
Written by Robert Wiene
Starring Fern Andra
Fritz Kortner
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski
Elsa Wagner
Cinematography Willy Hameister
Studio Decla-Bioscop
Distributed by Decla
Release dates November 1920
Country Germany
Language Silent
German intertitles

The Night of Queen Isabeau (German: Die Nacht der Königin Isabeau) is a 1920 German silent historical drama film directed by Robert Wiene and starring Fern Andra, Fritz Kortner, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski and Elsa Wagner. The film depicts the marriage between the mad Charles VI of France and his wife Queen Isabeau.[1] The film is now considered a lost film, but contemporary reviews praised Wiene's direction. The story revolves around insanity, a common theme in his films.[2]



  1. ^ Jung & Schatzberg p.87-88
  2. ^ Jung & Schatzberg p.87-88


  • Jung, Uli & Schatzberg, Walter. Beyond Caligari: The Films of Robert Wiene. Berghahn Books, 1999.

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