Arena of Death

Arena of Death (German: Die Todesarena) is a 1953 Austrian-German crime film directed by Kurt Meisel and starring Richard Häussler, Katharina Mayberg and Friedl Hardt.[1]

Arena of Death
Directed byKurt Meisel
Produced byOtto Grund
Heinz Wolff
Written byO.H. Dangl
Hans Herbert
Sepp Walter
Raimund Warta
StarringRichard Haussler
Katharina Mayberg
Friedl Hardt
Music byHeinz Sandauer
CinematographyElio Carniel
Edited byRaimund Warta
Bristol-Film Hein Wolff
Listo Film
Distributed byDeutsche Comerz-Film
Release date
August 1953
Running time
90 minutes
West Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Gustav Abel and Nino Borghi.



  1. Fritsche p.247


  • Fritsche, Maria. Homemade Men in Postwar Austrian Cinema: Nationhood, Genre and Masculinity. Berghahn Books, 2013.

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