Ludwig II, King of Bavaria

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Ludwig II, King of Bavaria
Directed by William Dieterle
Produced by Joe Pasternak
Paul Kohner
Written by William Dieterle
Charlotte Hagenbruch
Starring William Dieterle
Theodor Loos
Eugen Burg
Music by Hansheinrich Dransmann
Cinematography Charles J. Stumar
Distributed by Deutsche Universal-Film
Release dates
Running time
117 minutes
Country Germany
Language Silent
German intertitles

Ludwig II, King of Bavaria (German: Ludwig der Zweite, König von Bayern) is a 1929 German silent historical film directed by William Dieterle and starring Dieterle, Theodor Loos and Eugen Burg. It portrays the life and reign of the monarch Ludwig II who ruled Bavaria from 1864 to 1886. It was made at the Bavaria Studios in Geiselgasteig, Munich. The production company was the German subsidiary of the American studio Universal Pictures.[1]



  1. ^ Prawer p.97


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
  • Prawer, S.S. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933. Berghahn Books, 2005.

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