The Weavers (1927 film)

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The Weavers
Die Weber 1897 by Emil Orlik.jpeg
Poster for the play on which the film is based.
Directed by Frederic Zelnik
Written by Gerhart Hauptmann (play)
Fanny Carlsen
Willy Haas
Starring Paul Wegener
Valeska Stock
Hermann Picha
Hertha von Walther
Music by Willy Schmidt-Gentner
Cinematography Frederik Fuglsang
Friedrich Weinmann
Distributed by Deutsche Lichtspiel-Syndikat
Release dates 14 May 1927
Running time 93 minutes
Country Germany
Language Silent
German intertitles

The Weavers (German:Die Weber) is a 1927 German silent historical drama film directed by Frederic Zelnik and starring Paul Wegener, Valeska Stock and Hermann Picha. The film is based on the 1892 play of the same title by Gerhart Hauptmann based on a historical event.[1] The film's art direction was by Andrej Andrejew.


During the 1840s a group of Silesian weavers stage an uprising due to their concerns about the Industrial Revolution's impact of their lives.



  1. ^ Prawer p.208


  • Prawer, S.S. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910–1933. Berghahn Books, 2005.

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