The Black Whale

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The Black Whale
Directed by Fritz Wendhausen
Produced by Willi Wolff
Written by Fritz Wendhausen
Music by Walter Kollo
Cinematography Emil Schünemann
Distributed by Riton
Release date
Country Germany
Language German

The Black Whale (German:Der schwarze Walfisch) is a 1934 German drama film directed by Fritz Wendhausen and starring Emil Jannings, Angela Salloker and Max Gülstorff. It is based on the 1932 play Fanny by Marcel Pagnol.[1]


The Black Whale (Der Schwarze Walfisch) is the German version of Marcel Pagnol’s master piece Fanny. Peter Petersen's son Martin abandoned his pregnant girlfriend Fanny to chase adventures on the sea. Peter Petersen then married Fanny with his friend Pannies, who adopted and raised the baby as his own. Martin return after several years determined to have Fanny and the child back.



  1. ^ Hull p.62


  • Hull, David Stewart. Film in the Third Reich: a study of the German cinema, 1933-1945. University of California Press, 1969.

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