The Cornet (film)

The Cornet (German: Der Cornet. Die Weise von Liebe und Tod) is a 1955 West German historical film war film directed by Walter Reisch and starring Götz von Langheim, Anita Björk and Wolfgang Preiss.[1][2]

The Cornet
Directed byWalter Reisch
Produced by
  • Emile J. Lustig
  • Friedrich A. Mainz
Written by
Starring
Music byWerner Eisbrenner
CinematographyGöran Strindberg
Edited byRudolf Schaad
Production
company
Fama Film
Distributed byAllianz Film
Release date
16 December 1955
Running time
109 minutes
CountryWest Germany
LanguageGerman

Set during the Great Turkish War, the film is related to the poem The Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke. It was shot in Eastmancolor. Location filming took place in Bavaria.

Cast

  • Götz von Langheim as Cornet Christoph von Rilke
  • Anita Björk as Gräfin von Zathmar
  • Wolfgang Preiss as Freiherr von Pirovano
  • Peter van Eyck as Mönchschreiber
  • Benno Sterzenbach as Rittmeister Reningen
  • Walter Janssen as Arzt
  • Claus Clausen as General Graf Spork
  • Piet Clausen as Adjutant Spork
  • Fritz Rasp as Großwesir
  • Eduard Köck as Falkenier
  • Karl Friedrich Feudell as Kurier
  • Emmy Erb as Obermagd
  • Hanne-Lore Morell as Edeldame
  • Almut Rothweiler as Edeldame
  • Ruth Fischer as Zigeunerin
  • Jochen Schröder as Der Deutsche
  • Hans-Joachim Post as Der Spucker
  • Gisela Free as Magd
  • Fritz Friedrichs as Pfarrer
  • Willi Hanning as Amtmann
  • Friedrich Koch as Richter
  • Heinz Püschel as Türkischer Feldwebel
  • Walter Clemens as Marquis
  • Rolf Kutschera
  • Klaus Miedel
  • Wolfgang Schmidt-Kessler

References

Bibliography

  • Davidson, John & Hake, Sabine. Framing the Fifties: Cinema in a Divided Germany. Berghahn Books, 2007.
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