Der Choral von Leuthen

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Der Choral von Leuthen
Directed by Carl Froelich
Arzén von Cserépy
Produced by Carl Froelich
Written by Johannes Brandt
Friedrich Pflughaupt
Ilse Spath-Baron
Starring Otto Gebühr
Olga Tschechowa
Music by Marc Roland
Cinematography Franz Planer
Hugo von Kaweczynski
Edited by Oswald Hafenrichter
Gustav Lohse
Distributed by Ufa Film Company
Release date
3 February 1933
Running time
91 min
Country Weimar Republic
Language Hungarian

Der Choral von Leuthen (The Hymn of Leuthen) was a 1933 German film depicting Frederick the Great, directed by Carl Froelich. The screenplay was written by Johannes Brandt and Ilse Spath-Baron. The film starred Otto Gebühr, Olga Tschechowa and Elga Brink. It was part of the cycle of nostalgic Prussian films popular during the Weimar and Nazi eras.

The film was loosely based on the novel Fridericus by Walter von Molo. It presented Frederick as an inspired leader.[1]

The film premiered four days after Adolf Hitler became chancellor of the Reich.[2]


  1. ^ Siegfried Kracauer, From Caligari to Hitler p 266-7 Princeton University Press, Princeton New Jersey, 1947
  2. ^ Erwin Leiser, Nazi Cinema p 112 ISBN 0-02-570230-0

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