Mountain Crystal

Mountain Crystal (German: Bergkristall) is a 1949 Austrian-German historical drama film directed by Harald Reinl and featuring a cast of unknown actors including Franz Eichberger, Hans Renz and Cilli Greif.[1] It is a mountain film based on a novella of the same title by Adalbert Stifter. The film's sets were designed by the Austrian art director Fritz Jüptner-Jonstorff. It was the directorial debut of Reinl who went on to become a successful film director.

Mountain Crystal
Directed byHarald Reinl
Produced byJosef Plesner
Hubert Schonger
Written byAdalbert Stifter (novella)
Rose Schonger
Hubert Schonger
Harald Reinl
StarringFranz Eichberger
Hans Renz
Cilli Greif
Music byGiuseppe Becce
CinematographyJosef Plesner
Edited byHarald Reinl
Hubert Schonger-Filmproduktion
Josef Plesner-Filmproduktion
Release date
23 October 1949
Running time
86 minutes
West Germany


  • Franz Eichberger as Franz Valteiner
  • Hans Renz as Färber von Millsdorf
  • Cilli Greif as Färberin, dessen Frau
  • Maria Stolz as Sanna, beider Tochter
  • Michael Killisch-Horn as Konrad, Knabe
  • Hildegard Mayr as Sannele, Mädchen
  • Hans Thöni as Franz Valteiners Vater
  • Robert Falch as Der Jägersteffel
  • Max Krutnig as Tobias


  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.398


  • Hans-Michael Bock and Tim Bergfelder. The Concise Cinegraph: An Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books.
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