The Flame (1923 film)

The Flame (German: Die Flamme) is a 1923 German silent drama film directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Pola Negri, Hermann Thimig and Alfred Abel. The film is based on a play by Hans Müller. In the United States it was released under the alternative title Montmartre. It was the last film Lubitsch made in Germany before emigrating to Hollywood where he directed his first American film Rosita for United Artists the same year.

The Flame
Directed byErnst Lubitsch
Written byHans Müller (play)
Hanns Kräly
StarringPola Negri
Hermann Thimig
Alfred Abel
Hilde Wörner
CinematographyAlfred Hansen
Theodor Sparkuhl
Distributed byUFA
Paramount Pictures (US)
Release date
11 September 1923 [1]
Running time
9 reels
German intertitles



  1. Eyman p.380


  • Eyman, Scott. Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
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