William Tell (1934 film)

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William Tell
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Directed by Heinz Paul
Produced by Ralph Scotoni
Written by Friedrich Schiller (play)
Hans Curjel
Hanns Johst
Max Maxudian
Wilhelm Stöppler
Heinz Paul
Starring Hans Marr
Conrad Veidt
Emmy Göring
Olaf Bach
Music by Marceau Van Hoorebecke
Herbert Windt
Jean Yatove
Cinematography Sepp Allgeier
Franz Josef Dahinden
Franz Weihmayr
Edited by Paul May
Lena Neumann
Distributed by Terra-Filmkunst (Germany)
Release date
12 January 1934
Running time
99 minutes
Country Germany
Language German

William Tell (German: Wilhelm Tell) is a 1934 German-Swiss historical film directed by Heinz Paul and starring Hans Marr, Conrad Veidt and Emmy Göring. It is based on the 1804 play William Tell by Friedrich Schiller about the Swiss folk hero William Tell. It was made in Germany by Terra Film, with a separate English-language version supervised by Manning Haynes also being released. While working on the film Veidt, who had recently given sympathetic performances of Jews in Jew Suss (1934) and The Wandering Jew, was detained by the authorities. It was only after pressure from the British Foreign Office that he was eventually released.[1] It is also known by the alternative title The Legend of William Tell.


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  1. ^ Bergfelder & Cargnelli p.148


  • Bergfelder, Tim & Cargnelli, Christian. Destination London: German-speaking Emigres and British Cinema, 1925–1950. Berghahn Books, 2008.
  • Hull, David Stewart. Film in the Third Reich: A Study of the German Cinema, 1933–1945. University of California Press, 1969.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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