The Hymn of Leuthen

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The Hymn of Leuthen
The Hymn of Leuthen.jpg
Directed byCarl Froelich
Arzén von Cserépy
Produced byCarl Froelich
Written byWalter von Molo (novel)
Johannes Brandt
Friedrich Pflughaupt
Ilse Spath-Baron
StarringOtto Gebühr
Olga Tschechowa
Elga Brink
Music byMarc Roland
CinematographyFranz Planer
Hugo von Kaweczynski
Edited byOswald Hafenrichter
Gustav Lohse
Carl Froelich-Film
Distributed byUfa Film Company (US)
Release date
3 February 1933
Running time
91 minutes

The Hymn of Leuthen (German: Der Choral von Leuthen) was a 1933 German film depicting Frederick the Great, directed by Carl Froelich starring Otto Gebühr, Olga Tschechowa and Elga Brink. It was part of the cycle of nostalgic Prussian films popular during the Weimar and Nazi eras. The title refers to the 1757 Battle of Leuthen.

The film was loosely based on the novel Fridericus by Walter von Molo. It presented Frederick as an inspired leader.[1] The film's sets were designed by the art director Franz Schroedter.

The film premiered four days after Adolf Hitler became chancellor of the Reich.[2]



  1. ^ Siegfried Kracauer, From Caligari to Hitler p 266-7 Princeton University Press, Princeton New Jersey, 1947
  2. ^ Erwin Leiser, Nazi Cinema p 112 ISBN 0-02-570230-0


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