The Fallen (1926 film)

The Fallen (German: Die Gesunkenen) is a 1926 German silent drama film directed by Rudolf Walther-Fein and Rudolf Dworsky and starring Asta Nielsen, William Dieterle and Otto Gebühr. The film's art direction was by Jacek Rotmil. It addressed the issue of alcoholism amongst the German working class.[1]

The Fallen
Directed byRudolf Walther-Fein
Rudolf Dworsky
Produced byGabriel Levy
Written byLuise Westkirch (novel)
Ruth Goetz
Leo Heller
StarringAsta Nielsen
William Dieterle
Otto Gebühr
Olga Tschechowa
CinematographyTheodor Sparkuhl
Distributed byAafa-Film
Release date
18 January 1926
German intertitles



  1. Murray p.82


  • 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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