Chronicles of the Gray House

Chronicles of the Gray House (German: Zur Chronik von Grieshuus) is a 1925 German silent historical drama film directed by Arthur von Gerlach and starring Paul Hartmann, Rudolf Forster and Lil Dagover.

Chronicles of the Gray House
Theatrical release poster
Directed byArthur von Gerlach
Produced byErich Pommer
Screenplay byThea von Harbou
Based onA Chapter in the History of Grieshuus by Theodor Storm
StarringPaul Hartmann
Rudolf Forster
Lil Dagover
Music byGottfried Huppertz
CinematographyFritz Arno Wagner
Carl Drews
Erich Nitzschmann
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 11 February 1925 (1925-02-11)
Running time
109 minutes
German intertitles

It is also known as At the Grey House. The narrative is set in the 17th century and follows the intrigues when the son of a feudal landowner falls in love with the daughter of one of the serfs, causing his younger brother to see an opportunity for himself. The screenplay by Thea von Harbou is based on Theodor Storm's novella A Chapter in the History of Grieshuus.[1]

Erich Pommer produced the film for Universum Film AG. Principal photography took place from May 1923 to November 1924 around the Lüneburg Heath and Neubabelsberg. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Robert Herlth and Walter Röhrig.[2] The premiere took place in Berlin on 11 February 1925.[1]



  1. "Zur Chronik von Grieshuus". (in German). Deutsches Filminstitut. Retrieved 2015-04-18.
  2. Bock & Bergfelder p.194


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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