His Greatest Bluff

His Greatest Bluff (German: Sein größter Bluff) is a 1927 German silent comedy film directed by Henrik Galeen and Harry Piel and starring Piel, Toni Tetzlaff and Lotte Lorring. Its title is sometimes translated as His Biggest Bluff. Today, the film is best known for the early role it offered to Marlene Dietrich who was only cast after great effort by her agents.[1] The film was shot at the Grunewald Studios, located in Western Berlin, during January and February 1927. It premiered on 12 May 1927 at the Alhambra-Palast in Berlin.[2]

His Greatest Bluff
Directed byHenrik Galeen
Harry Piel
Produced bySeymour Nebenzal
Written byHenrik Galeen
Herbert Nossen
StarringHarry Piel
Toni Tetzlaff
Lotte Lorring
Albert Paulig
Music byHans May
CinematographyGeorg Muschner
Gotthardt Wolf
Distributed bySüd-Film
Release date
12 May 1927
German intertitles



  1. Gemünden & Desjardins p.110
  2. Bach p.495


  • Bach, Steven. Marlene Dietrich: Life and Legend. University of Minnesota Press, 2011
  • Gemünden, Gerd & Desjardins, Mary R. Dietrich Icon. Duke University Press, 2007.

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