Peter the Pirate

Peter the Pirate (German: Pietro der Korsar), also known in English as The Sea Wolves,[1] is a 1925 German silent historical adventure film directed by Arthur Robison and starring Paul Richter, Aud Egede Nissen and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. It was based on a novel by Wilhelm Hegeler. Leni Riefenstahl was offered the role of female lead by producer Erich Pommer, but after doing a screen test she eventually turned it down.[2]

Peter the Pirate
Directed byArthur Robison
Produced byErich Pommer
Written by
Music byGiuseppe Becce
Distributed byUFA
Release date
19 February 1925

It was shot at the Babelsberg Studios in Berlin. The film's sets were designed by the art director Albin Grau. The film premiered at the Union-Theater.



  1. IMDb: The Sea Wolves Linked 2014-06-26
  2. Rother & Bott p. 22


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  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa story: a history of Germany's greatest film company, 1918–1945. University of California Press, 1999.
  • Rother, Rainer & Bott, Martin H. Leni Riefenstahl: The Seduction of Genius. Continuum International Publishing 2003.
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