Augustus the Strong (film)

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Augustus the Strong
Directed by Paul Wegener
Produced by Carl Haensel
Written by Herbert Tjadens
Johannes Eckardt
Rolf Meyer
Carl Haensel
Starring Michael Bohnen
Lil Dagover
Marieluise Claudius
Günther Hadank
Music by Hans Erdmann
Cinematography Karl Puth
Edited by Rolf Meyer
Distributed by Hammer-Tonfilm
Release date
17 January 1936
Running time
108 minutes
Country Germany
Language German

Augustus the Strong (German: August der Starke) is a 1936 German-Polish biographical film directed by Paul Wegener and starring Michael Bohnen, Lil Dagover and Marieluise Claudius. The film depicts the life of Augustus the Strong, the Eighteenth Century ruler of Saxony and Poland.


A separate version in Polish was made, directed by Stanislaw Wasylewski and featuring a Polish cast.[1] Another Polish-German co-production Adventure in Warsaw was produced the following year.[2]



  1. ^ Skaff p. 172
  2. ^ Kreimeier p. 283


  • Bergfelder, Tim & Bock, Hans-Michael. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopedia of German. Berghahn Books, 2009.
  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa story: a history of Germany's greatest film company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.
  • Skaff, Sheila. The Law of the Looking Glass: Cinema in Poland, 1896-1939. Ohio University Press, 2008.

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