The Golden Butterfly

The Golden Butterfly (German: Der goldene Schmetterling) is a 1926 Austrian-German silent drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Hermann Leffler, Lili Damita and Nils Asther. It was based on the 1915 short story "The Making of Mac's" by British author P. G. Wodehouse. The film was released in the United Kingdom as The Golden Butterfly, in a form shortened to 5 reels, and had a limited release in the US under the title The Road to Happiness.[1]

The Golden Butterfly
French release poster
Directed byMichael Curtiz
Produced byArnold Pressburger
Written by
Music byWilly Schmidt-Gentner
Distributed byPhoebus Film
Release date
  • 30 August 1926 (1926-08-30) (Germany)
Running time
6–7 reels
  • Weimar Republic
  • Austria
  • Denmark

The film was shot at the Johannisthal Studios in Berlin and on location in London and Cambridge. The film's sets were designed by the art director Paul Leni. It was made as a co-production between the Austrian Sascha Film and the German Phoebus Film. It was released in Britain by the Stoll Pictures company. It was the last film directed by the Hungarian Michael Curtiz in Germany before he emigrated to the United States.[2]



  1. Taves, Brian (2006). P. G. Wodehouse and Hollywood: Screenwriting, Satires and Adaptations. McFarland & Company. pp. 19–20, 155. ISBN 978-0-7864-2288-3.
  2. Von Dassanowsky p. 30


  • Robert Von Dassanowsky. Austrian Cinema. McFarland & Co, 2005.
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