Peter the Pirate

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Peter the Pirate
Directed by Arthur Robison
Produced by Erich Pommer
Written by Wilhelm Hegeler (novel)
Arthur Robison
Starring Paul Richter
Aud Egede Nissen
Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Fritz Richard
Music by Giuseppe Becce
Cinematography Rudolph Maté
George Schnéevoigt
Fritz Arno Wagner
Distributed by UFA
Release date
19 February 1925
Country Germany
Language Silent
German intertitles

Peter the Pirate (German: Pietro der Korsar), also known in English as The Sea Wolves,[1] is a 1925 German silent historical adventure film directed by Arthur Robison and starring Paul Richter, Aud Egede Nissen and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. It was based on a novel by Wilhelm Hegeler. Leni Riefenstahl was offered the role of female lead by producer Erich Pommer, but after doing a screen test she eventually turned it down.[2]



  1. ^ IMDb: The Sea Wolves Linked 2014-06-26
  2. ^ Rother & Bott p.22


  • Bergfelder, Tim & Bock, Hans-Michael. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopedia of German. Berghahn Books, 2009.
  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa story: a history of Germany's greatest film company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.
  • Rother, Rainer & Bott, Martin H. Leni Riefenstahl: The Seduction of Genius.Continuum International Publishing 2003.

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