The Eleven Schill Officers (1932 film)

The Eleven Schill Officers (German: Die elf Schillschen Offiziere) is a 1932 German historical film directed by Rudolf Meinert and starring Friedrich Kayßler, Hertha Thiele and Heinz Klingenberg. It was a remake of a 1926 silent film of the same name which had also been directed by Meinert. The film depicts the failed 1809 uprising of Prussian soldiers led by Ferdinand von Schill against the occupying French. It focuses in particular on eleven of Schill's officers who were executed by the French at Wesel.[1] The film was a Prussian film, part of a wider trend of German historical films made during the Weimar Era and set in the Napoleonic Era.[2]

The Eleven Schill Officers
Directed byRudolf Meinert
Music byKarl M. May
Edited byHanne Kuyt
Märkische Film
Distributed byMärkische Film
Release date
  • 20 August 1932 (1932-08-20)
Running time
101 minutes

It was shot at the Johannisthal Studios in Berlin and on location in Stralsund on the Baltic.

Main cast


  1. Mustafa p. 217
  2. Mustafa p. 218


  • Bock, Hans-Michael; Bergfelder, Tim, eds. (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-655-9.
  • Mustafa, Sam A. (2008). The Long Ride of Major Von Schill: A Journey Through German History and Memory. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-0-7425-5743-7.
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