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Directed by Ewald André Dupont
Alfred Lind
Written by Ewald André Dupont
Alfred Lind
Starring Wilhelm Diegelmann
Ernst Rückert
Georg H. Schnell
Emil Biron
Cinematography Karl Hasselmann
Charles Paulus
Release date
  • 1919 (1919)
Country Germany
Language Silent
German intertitles

Alkohol (English:Alcohol) is a 1919 German silent drama film directed by Ewald André Dupont and Alfred Lind and starring Wilhelm Diegelmann, Ernst Rückert and Georg H. Schnell. The film was begun by Lind but finished by Dupont. It was his first major melodrama, and represented a breakthrough in his career. The film's theme and setting foreshadow much of his later work.[1] It was one in a series of "Enlightenment films" examing social issues, which were produced around the time.[2]


A middle-class man falls in love with a woman from a more ordinary background, and they end up working in a variety act where they sink into alcoholism. He then kills another man whom he mistakenly believes is a rival.



  1. ^ Bergfelder & Cargnelli p.28
  2. ^ Prawer p.74


  • Bergfelder, Tim & Cargnelli, Christian. Destination London: German-speaking emigrés and British cinema, 1925-1950. Berghahn Books, 2008.
  • Prawer, S.S. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933. Berghahn Books, 2005.

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