The Monastery's Hunter (1953 film)

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The Monastery's Hunter
Directed byHarald Reinl
Written byPeter Ostermayr
Based onThe Monastery's Hunter (novel)
by Ludwig Ganghofer
Produced byPeter Ostermayr
CinematographyFranz Koch
Edited byAdolf Schlyssleder
Music byBernhard Eichhorn
Peter Ostermayr Produktion
Distributed byKopp-Filmverleih
Release date
  • 28 August 1953 (1953-08-28)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The Monastery's Hunter (German: Der Klosterjäger) is a 1953 West German historical drama film directed by Harald Reinl and starring Erich Auer, Marianne Koch and Paul Hartmann.[1] It is based on the 1892 novel of the same title by Ludwig Ganghofer which had previously been made into a 1920 silent film and a 1935 sound film.

It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich and on location around the Königssee, the Dolomites, Rome and Dalmatia. The film's sets were designed by the art director Carl M. Kirmse.



  1. ^ Bock & Bergfelder p. 237


  • Bock, Hans-Michael; Bergfelder, Tim, eds. (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. New York: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-655-9.

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