The Endless Road

The Endless Road (German: Der Unendliche Weg) is a 1943 German biographical film directed by Hans Schweikart and starring Eugen Klöpfer, Eva Immermann and Hedwig Wangel. It portrays the life of Friedrich List, a German who emigrated to the United States in the nineteenth century. Unusually the film was overtly pro-American at a time when the two countries were at war. This was possibly because the Nazi leadership hoped to shortly join the Americans in an anti-Soviet alliance and wanted to encourage warmer feelings between the two nations. Another pro-American (and anti-British) film about Thomas Paine was planned, but never made.[1]

The Endless Road
Directed byHans Schweikart
Produced byGerhard Staab
Written by
Starring
Music byOskar Wagner
CinematographyFranz Koch
Edited byLudolf Grisebach
Production
company
Distributed byDeutsche Filmvertriebs
Release date
24 August 1943
Running time
96 minutes
CountryGermany
LanguageGerman

It was made by Bavaria Film, one of the four major German film companies of the era. The film's sets were designed by the art director Hans Sohnle.

Cast

References

  1. Hull p. 261

Bibliography

  • Hull, David Stewart. Film in the Third Reich: A Study of the German Cinema, 1933–1945. University of California Press, 1969.
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