Children of Fortune

Children of Fortune (German: Kinder des Glücks) is a 1931 British-German crime film directed by Alexander Esway and starring Dina Gralla, Kurt Vespermann and Vicky Werckmeister. It was made as the German-language version of Children of Chance.[1] It was made at Elstree Studios and distributed in Germany by Süd-Film, which was owned by British International Pictures.

Children of Fortune
Directed byAlexander Esway
Written byFrank Launder
Miles Malleson
StarringDina Gralla
Kurt Vespermann
Vicky Werckmeister
CinematographyErnest Palmer
Leo Rogers
Edited byEdward B. Jarvis
Distributed bySüd-Film
Release date
6 December 1931
Running time
75 minutes
United Kingdom



  1. Murphy p.182


  • Murphy, Robert. Directors in British and Irish Cinema: A Reference Companion. British Film Institute, 2006.

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