A Glass of Water (1923 film)

A Glass of Water (German: Ein Glas Wasser) is a 1923 German silent historical film directed by Ludwig Berger and starring Mady Christians, Lucie Höflich and Hans Brausewetter. It premiered at the UFA-Palast am Zoo on 1 February 1923.[1] It was based on a play of the same title by Eugène Scribe, set in England during the reign of Queen Anne. The film was very well received both commercially and critically on its release. It is considered one of the milestones of Weimar cinema.[2]

A Glass of Water
Directed byLudwig Berger
Produced byErich Pommer
Written byEugène Scribe (play)
Adolf Lantz
Ludwig Berger
StarringMady Christians
Lucie Höflich
Hans Brausewetter
Rudolf Rittner
Music byBruno Schulz
CinematographyGünther Krampf
Erich Waschneck
Distributed byUFA
Release date
1 February 1923
German intertitles

The film's sets were designed by the art director Rudolf Bamberger. It was made at the Babelsberg Studios in Berlin with location shooting in Bayreuth.


See also


  1. Hardt p.228
  2. Hardt p.78


  • Hardt, Ursula. From Caligari to California: Erich Pommer's life in the International Film Wars. Berghahn Books, 1996.
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