Darling of the Gods

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Darling of the Gods
Directed by Hanns Schwarz
Produced by Erich Pommer
Written by Hans Müller (play)
Robert Liebmann
Richard Rillo
Starring Emil Jannings
Renate Müller
Olga Tschechowa
Hans Moser
Music by Willy Schmidt-Gentner
Cinematography Konstantin Irmen-Tschet
Günther Rittau
Edited by Willy Zeyn
Distributed by Universum Film AG
Release date
13 October 1930
Running time
112 minutes
Country Germany
Language German

Darling of the Gods (German: Liebling der Götter) is a 1930 German musical drama film directed by Hanns Schwarz and starring Emil Jannings, Renate Müller and Olga Tschechowa. Jannings had recently returned from Hollywood where the arrival of sound films had harmed his career.[1] The film was made at the Babelsburg studios, and based on the play Die Tokaier by Hans Müller. It was made by Erich Pommer's production unit, part of the German Major film studio UFA. It premiered at the Gloria-Palast in Berlin on 13 October 1930.[2]


A selfish opera singer leaves his wife and home in Germany to travel the world's great cities. Eventually he is drawn back to his Bavarian homeland.



  1. ^ Rogowski p.257
  2. ^ Hardt p.239


  • Hardt, Ursula. From Caligari to California: Erich Pommer's Life in the International Film Wars. Berghahn Books, 1996.
  • Rogowski, Christian. The Many Faces of Weimar Cinema: Rediscovering Germany's Filmic Legacy. Camden House, 2010.

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