Slums of Berlin

Slums of Berlin (German: Die Verrufenen) is a 1925 German silent drama film directed by Gerhard Lamprecht and starring Aud Egede-Nissen, Bernhard Goetzke and Mady Christians.[1]

Slums of Berlin
Directed byGerhard Lamprecht
Written byHeinrich Zille
Luise Heilborn-Körbitz
Gerhard Lamprecht
StarringAud Egede-Nissen
Bernhard Goetzke
Mady Christians
Arthur Bergen
CinematographyKarl Hasselmann
Distributed byNational Film
Release date
28 August 1925
Running time
80 minutes
German intertitles


After taking the rap for a crime committed by his girlfriend, a man serves four years in prison. On his release he discovers she has since married a wealthy man, and that he is now ostracized by society including his own family. He sinks into a state of despair, until he is rescued and reformed by a sympathetic prostitute who helps him gain work at a factory.



  1. Jelavich p.204


  • Jelavich, Peter. Berlin Alexanderplatz: Radio, Film, And The Death Of Weimar Culture. University of California Press, 2005.
  • Murray, Bruce Arthur. Film and the German Left in the Weimar Republic: From Caligari to Kuhle Wampe. University of Texas Press, 1990.
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