The Tunnel (1933 German-language film)

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The Tunnel
Directed by Curtis Bernhardt
Produced by Ernst Garden
Written by Bernhard Kellermann (novel)
Reinhart Steinbicker
Henry Koster
Curtis Bernhardt
Starring Paul Hartmann
Attila Hörbiger
Olly von Flint
Gustaf Gründgens
Music by Walter Gronostay
Cinematography Carl Hoffmann
Edited by Gottlieb Madl
Bavaria Film
Vandor Film
Distributed by Bavaria Film
Release date
3 November 1933
Running time
81 minutes
Country France
Language German

The Tunnel (German: Der Tunnel) is a 1933 French-German science fiction film directed by Curtis Bernhardt and starring Paul Hartmann, Attila Hörbiger and Olly von Flint.[1] The film was made by Bavaria Film, and shot at the company's Emelka Studios in Munich. It is an adaptation of Bernhard Kellermann's 1913 novel Der Tunnel about the construction of a vast tunnel under the Atlantic Ocean connecting Europe and America. It premiered at the Capitol Theatre in November 1933.[2]

A separate French version was also produced. In 1935 the film was remade in Britain with the same title. The 1935 British film was released in the United States as Transatlantic Tunnel.



  1. ^ Koepnick p.51-52
  2. ^ Koepnick p.51


  • Koepnick, Lutz. The Dark Mirror: German Cinema Between Hitler and Hollywood. University of California Press, 2002.

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