Peter the Great (film)

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Peter the Great
Directed by Dimitri Buchowetzki
Written by Ludwig Metzger-Hollands
Starring Emil Jannings
Bernhard Goetzke
Dagny Servaes
Fritz Kortner
Cinematography Curt Courant
Willy Hameister
Distributed by National Film (Germany)
Paramount Pictures (US)
Release date
2 November 1922
Country Germany
Language Silent
German intertitles

Peter the Great (German: Peter der Große) is a 1922 German silent historical film directed by Dimitri Buchowetzki and starring Emil Jannings, Bernhard Goetzke and Dagny Servaes. It depicts the life of the reformist Russian Tsar Peter the Great. It premiered in Berlin on 2 November 1922. The film's art direction was by Hans Dreier.

Buchowetzki had previously directed Jannings in Danton (1921) and Othello (1922).[1] Jannings later played another Russian Tsar, Paul I, in The Patriot (1928).



  1. ^ Petro p.186


  • Petro, Patrice. Idols of Modernity: Movie Stars of the 1920s. Rutgers University Press, 2010.

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