The Farmer from Texas

The Farmer from Texas (German: Der Farmer aus Texas) is a 1925 German silent comedy film directed by Joe May and starring Mady Christians, Willy Fritsch and Lillian Hall-Davis. It was based on the play Kolportage by Georg Kaiser. The film was considered a costly box office failure, contributing to a financial crisis at Germany's largest studio Universum Film AG.[1] The film's sets were designed by Paul Leni.

The Farmer from Texas
Directed byJoe May
Produced byJoe May
Written byGeorg Kaiser (play)
Rolf E. Vanloo
Joe May
StarringMady Christians
Willy Fritsch
Lillian Hall-Davis
Edmund Burns
CinematographyCarl Drews
Toni Frenguelli
Distributed byUFA
Release date
22 October 1925
German intertitles



  1. Kreimeier p.102


  • Hardt, Ursula. From Caligari to California: Erich Pommer's Life in the International Film Wars. Berghahn Books, 1996.
  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945.University of California Press, 1999.
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