The Master of Nuremberg

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The Master of Nuremberg
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Rudolf Rittner in a scene from the film
Directed by Ludwig Berger
Written by Richard Wagner (opera)
Ludwig Berger
Robert Liebmann
Rudolf Rittner
Starring Rudolf Rittner
Max Gülstorff
Gustav Fröhlich
Julius Falkenstein
Music by Willy Schmidt-Gentner
Cinematography Axel Graatkjær
Karl Puth
Distributed by Phoebus Film
Release date
5 September 1927
Country Germany
Language Silent
German intertitles

The Master of Nuremberg (German: Der Meister von Nürnberg) is a 1927 German silent historical comedy film directed by Ludwig Berger and starring Rudolf Rittner, Max Gülstorff and Gustav Fröhlich. It is based on the 1868 opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner. It was considered artistically unsuccessful because of its overly theatrical presentation.[1] It is also known by the alternative title The Meistersinger.

After completing the film Berger emigrated to work in Hollywood, although he later returned to Germany.



  1. ^ Manvell p.200


  • Hermanni, Horst O. Von Dorothy Dandridge bis Willy Fritsch: Das Film ABC, Volume 2. Books on Demand, 2009.
  • Manvell, Robert. Experiment in the Film. Arno Press, 1949.

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