The Devil Worshippers
|The Devil Worshippers|
|Directed by||Muhsin Ertuğrul|
|Written by||Marie Luise Droop
|Starring||Carl de Vogt
The Devil Worshippers (German: Die Teufelsanbeter) is a six-chapter 1920 silent German film directed by the Turkish director Muhsin Ertuğrul, written by Marie Luise Droop, and featuring Carl de Vogt in the title-role of Kara Ben Nemsi. Later horror-star Béla Lugosi is being seen in one of his first supporting roles in a film. The film was an adaptation of a chapter from the novel Durch die Wüste (Through the Desert) of German author Karl May.
This film was the first of a trilogy of the production company "Ustad-Film" with main actor Carl de Vogt, but only came as third into the cinemas. In several scenes, this black-and-white film has some coloring, e.g. blue for night scenes.
The film is said to have premiered on 2 January 1921 at "Vaters Lichtspiele" at Würzburg but the first showing is only documented for 14 January 1921 at Wilhelmsburg. The film is now considered to be lost.
- Carl de Vogt as Kara Ben Nemsi
- Meinhart Maur as Hadschi Halef Omar
- Tronier Funder as Officer
- Béla Lugosi
- Fred Immler
- Ilja Dubrowski
- Gustav Kirchberg
- Erwin Baron
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