The Rats (1921 film)

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The Rats
Directed by Hanns Kobe
Produced by Grete Ly
Written by Gerhart Hauptmann (play)
Julius Sternheim
Starring Emil Jannings
Lucie Höflich
Eugen Klöpfer
Marija Leiko
Cinematography Karl Freund
Grete Ly-Film
Distributed by Terra Film
Release date
29 July 1921
Country Germany
Language Silent
German intertitles

The Rats (German: Die Ratten) is a 1921 German silent drama film directed by Hanns Kobe and starring Emil Jannings, Lucie Höflich and Eugen Klöpfer. It is based on the 1911 play The Rats by Gerhart Hauptmann. It premiered in Berlin on 29 July 1921.[1] The play was later adapted into a 1955 film.

The film's art direction was by Robert Neppach.



  1. ^ Grange p.95-96


  • Grange, William. Cultural Chronicle of the Weimar Republic. Scarecrow Press, 2008.

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