King in Shadow

King in Shadow (German: Herrscher ohne Krone) is a 1957 Western German historical film drama film directed by Harald Braun and starring O.W. Fischer, Odile Versois and Horst Buchholz.[1] The film portrays the interaction of Johann Friedrich Struensee a Doctor treating the mentally ill Christian VII of Denmark, and his English consort Caroline Matilda.

King in Shadow
Directed byHarald Braun
Produced by
Written by
Music byWerner Eisbrenner
CinematographyGöran Strindberg
Edited byHilwa von Boro
Distributed bySchorcht Filmverleih
Release date
16 January 1957
Running time
104 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich and on location in Hesse and Copenhagen. The film's sets were designed by the art director Walter Haag.


See also


  1. Klossner p.175


  • Klossner, Michael. The Europe of 1500–1815 on Film and Television: A Worldwide Filmography of Over 2550 Works, 1895 Through 2000. McFarland & Company, 2002.
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