Atlantik (film)

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.[1] 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 byEwald André Dupont
Written byErnest Raymond (play)
Victor Kendall
Ewald André Dupont
StarringFritz Kortner
Elsa Wagner
Heinrich Schroth
Julia Serda
Music byJohn Reynders
CinematographyCharles Rosher
Distributed bySüd-Film
Release date
28 October 1929
Running time
114 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom



  1. Wierzbicki p.107


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