Captain Wronski

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Captain Wronski
Captain Wronski.jpg
Danish release poster
Directed by Ulrich Erfurth
Produced by Willie Hoffmann-Andersen
Written by Axel Eggebrecht
Michael Graf Soltikow
Starring Willy Birgel
Elisabeth Flickenschildt
Antje Weisgerber
Ilse Steppat
Music by Norbert Schultze
Cinematography Igor Oberberg
Edited by Hermann Ludwig
Deutsche London-Film
Distributed by Deutsche Film Hansa
Release date
11 October 1954
Running time
99 minutes
Country West Germany
Language German

Captain Wronski (German: Rittmeister Wronski) is a 1954 West German spy film directed by Ulrich Erfurth and starring Willy Birgel, Elisabeth Flickenschildt and Antje Weisgerber. A Polish officer works undercover in 1930s Berlin to discover Nazi Germany's plans against his homeland.

The film is very loosely based on Michael Graf Soltikow's book about Jerzy Sosnowski.

The casting of Birgel in the title role referenced his best-known performance during the Nazi era when he had played another Rittmeister in Riding for Germany (1941).[1]



  1. ^ Hake p.226


  • Hake, Sabine. Popular Cinema of the Third Reich. University of Texas Press, 2001.

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