Captain Wronski

Captain Wronski (German: Rittmeister Wronski) is a 1954 West German spy film directed by Ulrich Erfurth and starring Willy Birgel, Elisabeth Flickenschildt and Antje Weisgerber. A Polish officer works undercover in 1930s Berlin to discover Nazi Germany's plans against his homeland.

Captain Wronski
Danish release poster
Directed byUlrich Erfurth
Produced byWillie Hoffmann-Andersen
Written by
Music byNorbert Schultze
CinematographyIgor Oberberg
Edited byHermann Ludwig
  • Apollo-Film
  • Deutsche London-Film
Distributed byDeutsche Film Hansa
Release date
11 October 1954
Running time
99 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film is very loosely based on Michael Graf Soltikow's book about Jerzy Sosnowski. It was shot at the Tempelhof Studios with sets designed by the art director Fritz Maurischat.

The casting of Birgel in the title role referenced his best-known performance during the Nazi era when he had played another Rittmeister in Riding for Germany (1941).[1]



  1. Hake p.226


  • Hake, Sabine. Popular Cinema of the Third Reich. University of Texas Press, 2001.
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