Atlantik is a 1929 British-made German language drama film directed by Ewald André Dupont and starring Fritz Kortner, Elsa Wagner and Heinrich Schroth. The film is a German language version of the 1929 film Atlantic made at Elstree Studios by British International Pictures. Following the introduction of sound films, leading film companies attempted to cater to different markets by producing multiple-language versions of their films. Atlantic was released in four versions: English, French, German and silent, for cinemas not yet converted to the new format. The film was the first fully talking film to be released in Germany, where it was a major hit. It is based on the play The Berg by Ernest Raymond which itself was based on the Titanic disaster.
|Directed by||Ewald André Dupont|
|Written by||Ernest Raymond (play) |
Ewald André Dupont
|Starring||Fritz Kortner |
|Music by||John Reynders|
|28 October 1929|
- Fritz Kortner as Heinrich Thomas, author
- Elsa Wagner as Anna, his wife
- Heinrich Schroth as Harry von Schroeder
- Julia Serda as Clara, his wife
- Elfriede Borodin as Betty, their daughter
- Lucie Mannheim as Monica, young married couple
- Francis Lederer as Peter, young married couple
- Willi Forst as Poldi
- Hermann Vallentin as Dr. Holtz
- Theodor Loos as Pastor Wagner
- Georg John as Wendt, Thomas' servant
- Philipp Manning as Von Oldenburg, Captain of 'Atlantic'
- Georg August Koch as Lersner, First Officer
- Syd Crossley as Marconi-Telegraphist
- Wierzbicki p.107
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