The Jewess of Toledo (film)

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The Jewess of Toledo
Directed by Otto Kreisler
Written by Franz Grillparzer (play)
Robert Land
Starring Franz Höbling
Ida Norden
Thea Rosenquist
Josef Viktora
Helios Film
Distributed by Josef Rideg Film
Release dates
1 August 1919
Country Austria
Language Silent
German intertitles

The Jewess of Toledo (German:Die Jüdin von Toledo) is a 1919 Austrian silent historical drama film directed by Otto Kreisler and starring Franz Höbling, Ida Norden and Thea Rosenquist. It is an adaptation of the 1872 play The Jewess of Toledo by Franz Grillparzer which was based on the relationship between Alfonso VIII of Castile and Rahel la Fermosa in 12th Century Spain.[1]



  1. ^ Prawer p.63


  • Prawer, S.S. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933. Berghahn Books, 2005.

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