The Green Manuela

The Green Manuela (German: Die grüne Manuela) is a 1923 German silent drama film directed by Ewald André Dupont and starring Lucie Labass, Josef Winter and Grete Berger. The film is based on a novel by Clara Ratzka. A gypsy dancer becomes involved with some smugglers in Spain. The film's plot bears a number of similarities to Carmen.[1] It was the first time Dupont worked with the cinematographer Werner Brandes and the art director Alfred Junge who were to become important collaborators with him.[2] The poster of this movie is seen in Russian director Dziga Vertov's movie Man with a Movie Camera (1929) playing at a theater named the Proletarian. It's a symbol of Vertov's disdain of Western fanciful films.

The Green Manuela
Directed byEwald André Dupont
Produced byHanns Lippmann
Written byClara Ratzka (novel)
Fritz Podehl
Imre Frey
StarringLucie Labass
Josef Winter
Grete Berger
Angelo Ferrari
CinematographyWerner Brandes
Karl Puth
Distributed byUFA
Release date
10 October 1923
German intertitles



  1. Bergfelder & Cargnelli p.28
  2. Bergfelder & Cargnelli p.28


  • Bergfelder, Tim & Cargnelli, Christian. Destination London: German-speaking emigrés and British cinema, 1925-1950. Berghahn Books, 2008.
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