Ikarus, the Flying Man

Ikarus, the Flying Man (German: Ikarus, der fliegende Mensch) is a 1918 German silent war film directed by Carl Froelich and starring Ernst Hofmann, Esther Carena and Gustav Botz.[1] While a press screening was held in October 1918, during the final weeks of the First World War, it did not go on general release until the following July when it premiered at the Marmorhaus in Berlin.

Ikarus, the Flying Man
Directed byCarl Froelich
Produced byKarl Julius Fritzsche
Written byLeo Heller
StarringErnst Hofmann
Esther Carena
Gustav Botz
CinematographyHermann Boettger
Release date
27 October 1918
Running time
95 minutes
German intertitles

The film's sets were designed by the art director Artur Günther. It was shot at the Tempelhof Studios in Berlin.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.138


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