Dr. Hart's Diary

Dr. Hart's Diary (German: Das Tagebuch des Dr. Hart) is a 1917 German silent war film directed by Paul Leni and starring Heinrich Schroth, Käthe Haack and Dagny Servaes. The film depicts a German field hospital in occupied Russian Poland during the ongoing First World War.

Dr. Hart's Diary
Directed byPaul Leni
Produced byPaul Davidson
Written byHans Brenner
StarringHeinrich Schroth
Käthe Haack
Dagny Servaes
Ernst Hofmann
CinematographyCarl Hoffmann
Distributed byPAGU
Release date
Running time
82 minutes
German intertitles

The film was created as part of a major effort to propagandize the German-Polish friendship that leads to the re-establishment of Poland by German forces in late 1916. It was produced by Paul Davidson's PAGU in association with the propaganda agency BUFA. Shortly afterwards, hoping to produce a number of similar films, the German government founded UFA which PAGU merged into.[1]



  1. Prawer p.4


  • Prawer, S.S. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933. Berghahn Books, 2005.

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