The Green Emperor

The Green Emperor (German: Der grüne Kaiser) is a 1939 German crime film directed by Paul Mundorf and starring Gustav Diessl, Carola Höhn and René Deltgen It was inspired by the real-life case of a Belgian financier who had gone missing during a flight across the English Channel.[1]

The Green Emperor
Directed byPaul Mundorf
Produced byKarl Schulz
Written by
Music byHans Ebert
CinematographyWilly Winterstein
Edited byAxel von Werner
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 13 February 1939 (1939-02-13)
Running time
88 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Erich Kettelhut. Location shooting took place in the countryside outside Berlin during 1938. It premiered in Vienna in February 1939.


A shady British businessmen frames his pilot for his murder. After being released from prison, the pilot attempts to track down his former employer who is still alive.



  1. Waldman p. 59


  • Waldman, Harry (2008). Nazi Films in America, 1933–1942. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-3861-7.
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