Children of No Importance

Children of No Importance or The Illegitimate (German: Die Unehelichen) is a 1926 German silent drama film directed by Gerhard Lamprecht and starring Bernhard Goetzke, Margarete Kupfer and Elsa Wagner. It was part of the series of Enlightenment films produced in Weimar Germany, examining social issues such as illegitimate children.[1]

Children of No Importance
Directed byGerhard Lamprecht
Produced byGerhard Lamprecht
Written byLuise Heilborn-Körbitz
Gerhard Lamprecht
StarringBernhard Goetzke
Margarete Kupfer
Elsa Wagner
Jaro Fürth
Music byWilly Schmidt-Gentner
CinematographyKarl Hasselmann
Distributed byNational Film
Release date
6 September 1926
Running time
70 minutes
German intertitles



  1. Murray p.82


  • Murray, Bruce Arthur. Film and the German Left in the Weimar Republic: From Caligari to Kuhle Wampe. University of Texas Press, 1990.
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