Salto Mortale (1931 German film)

Salto Mortale is a 1931 German drama film directed by Ewald André Dupont and starring Anna Sten, Anton Walbrook and Reinhold Bernt. A circus film, it has been described as being "in all but name a sound film remake of Variety" and was a box office success.[1]

Salto Mortale
Directed byEwald André Dupont
Produced byIsrael Rosenfeld
Written byRudolph Cartier
Egon Eis
Alfred Machard (novel)
Carl Zuckmayer
StarringAnna Sten
Anton Walbrook
Reinhold Bernt
Music byPaul Dessau
Artur Guttmann
Walter Jurmann
CinematographyFriedl Behn-Grund
Akos Farkas
Edited byW.L. Bagier
Max Brenner
Distributed bySüd-Film
Release date
14 August 1931
Running time
95 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Alfred Junge and Fritz Maurischat. Location filming took place at the Circus Busch in Berlin. A separate French-language version was also made by Dupont.



  1. Bergfelder & Cargnelli p.33


  • Bergfelder, Tim & Cargnelli, Christian. Destination London: German-speaking emigrés and British cinema, 1925-1950. Berghahn Books, 2008.
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