Mysterious Shadows

Mysterious Shadows (German: Geheimnisvolle Tiefe) is a 1949 Austrian drama film directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst and starring Paul Hubschmid, Ilse Werner and Elfe Gerhart.[1] [2] It was shown at the Venice Film Festival.

Mysterious Shadows
Film poster
Directed byGeorg Wilhelm Pabst
Produced byGeorg Wilhelm Pabst
Written byGertrude Pabst
Walter von Hollander
StarringPaul Hubschmid
Ilse Werner
Elfe Gerhart
Music byRoland Kovac
Alois Melichar
CinematographyHelmut Ashley
Hans Schneeberger
Distributed byUnion Film
Release date
  • 19 August 1949 (1949-08-19)
Running time
94 minutes

It was shot at the Rosenhügel Studios in Vienna and at the Hoher Dachstein ice caves. The film's sets were designed by the art director Isabella Schlichting and Werner Schlichting


  • Paul Hubschmid as Dr. Benn Wittich
  • Ilse Werner as Cornelia
  • Stefan Skodler as Robert Roy
  • Elfe Gerhart as Charlotte
  • Hermann Thimig as Heinemann
  • Maria Eis as Frau Willard
  • Harry Leyn as Ein Levantiner
  • Ulrich Bettac as Kessler, Compagnon Roys
  • Otto Schmöle as Präsident Ries
  • Robert Tessen as Bobby Ries
  • Helli Servi as Frl. Krümmel
  • Ernst Waldbrunn as Herr Peters
  • Ida Russka as Frau Peters
  • Josef Fischer as Sekretär Pfeifer
  • Josefine Berghofer as Sekretärin Bernhard
  • Gaby Philipp as Zofe Lizzi
  • Franz Eichberger as Bergführer Nino


  1. "NY Times: Mysterious Shadows". NY Times. Retrieved 13 September 2009.
  2. Rentschler p.284


  • Rentschler, Eric. The Films of G.W. Pabst: An Extraterritorial Cinema. Rutgers University Press, 1990.
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