Good-for-Nothing (German: Der Taugenichts. Eine Geschichte von der schönen blauen Donau) is a 1922 German silent film directed by Carl Froelich based on the novella by Joseph von Eichendorff.[1][2] and starring Erhard Siedel, Julia Serda and Valerie von Martens.[3]e It premiered on 1 September 1922 at the UT Kurfürstendamm in Berlin.[3]

Original titleDer Taugenichts
Directed byCarl Froelich
Produced byErich Pommer
Written byWalter Supper, G. W. Pabst, Carl Froehlich
Based onAus dem Leben eines Taugenichts
by Joseph von Eichendorff
StarringErhard Siedel
Julia Serda
Valerie von Martens
CinematographyVilmos Fényes
Carl Froelich-Film
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 1 September 1922 (1922-09-01) (Berlin)
German intertitles



  1. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema, ed. Hans-Michael Bock and Tim Bergfelder, Film Europa 1, New York/Oxford: Berghahn, 2009, ISBN 9781571816559, p. 138.
  2. Wolfgang Jacobsen, G.W. Pabst, Argon, 1997, ISBN 9783870243654, p. 286. (in German).
  3. Ursula Hardt, From Caligari to California: Erich Pommer's Life in the International Film Wars, Providence, Rhode Island: Berghahn, 1996, ISBN 9781571819307, p. 227.
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