The Black Whale
The Black Whale (German: Der schwarze Walfisch) is a 1934 German drama film directed by Fritz Wendhausen and starring Emil Jannings, Angela Salloker and Max Gülstorff. It is based on the 1932 play Fanny by Marcel Pagnol.
|The Black Whale|
|Directed by||Fritz Wendhausen|
|Produced by||Willi Wolff|
|Music by||Walter Kollo|
The film's sets were designed by the art directors Otto Erdmann and Hans Sohnle. It was shot at the Halensee Studios in Berlin. Because the film had a Jewish producer it has some production issues due to the takeover of the Nazi Party. It premiered at the Ufa-Palast am Zoo.
The Black Whale (Der Schwarze Walfisch) is the German version of Marcel Pagnol’s master piece Fanny. Peter Petersen's son Martin abandoned his pregnant girlfriend Fanny to chase adventures on the sea. Peter Petersen then married Fanny with his friend Pannies, who adopted and raised the baby as his own. Martin return after several years determined to have Fanny and the child back.
- Emil Jannings as Peter Petersen
- Angela Salloker as Fanny Jürgens
- Max Gülstorff as Pannies
- Franz Nicklisch as Martin Petersen
- Albert Florath as Der Kapitän
- Reinhold Gerstenberg as Der Briefträger
- Käthe Haack as Josefine
- Margarete Kupfer as Frau Jürgens
- Karl Platen as Ein alter Schiffer
- Hans Richter as Ein Heizerjunge
- Willi Schaeffers as Bruns
- Hull p. 62
- Hull, David Stewart (1969). Film in the Third Reich: a study of the German cinema, 1933–1945. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-01489-3.