The Hymn of Leuthen
The Hymn of Leuthen (German: Der Choral von Leuthen) was a 1933 German film depicting Frederick the Great, directed by Carl Froelich starring Otto Gebühr, Olga Tschechowa and Elga Brink. It was part of the cycle of nostalgic Prussian films popular during the Weimar and Nazi eras. The title refers to the 1757 Battle of Leuthen.
|The Hymn of Leuthen|
|Produced by||Carl Froelich|
|Music by||Marc Roland|
|Distributed by||Ufa Film Company (US)|
The film was loosely based on the novel Fridericus by Walter von Molo. It presented Frederick as an inspired leader. The film's sets were designed by the art director Franz Schroedter.
The film premiered four days after Adolf Hitler became chancellor of the Reich.
- Otto Gebühr as King Frederick II of Prussia
- Olga Tschechowa as Gräfin Mariann
- Elga Brink as Comtesse Charlotte von Mudrach
- Harry Frank as Rittmeister Hans von Wustrow
- Paul Otto as Prince Heinrich
- Hans Adalbert Schlettow as Herzog Moritz von Dessau
- John Mylong as Gen. Seydlitz
- Hugo Froelich as Gen. von Möllendorf
- Werner Finck as Christian Kandidat der Theologie
- Josef Dahmen as Georg - Soldier
- Veit Harlan as Paul - Soldier
- Walter Janssen as Generalfeldmarshall Graf Daun
- Paul Richter as Herzog Karl von Lothringen
- Anton Pointner as Pandurenoberst Rawitsch
- Otto Hartmann as Coronet
- Ludwig Trautmann as Austrian officer
- Fritz Spira as Austrian officer
- Oskar Marion as Austrian officer
- Wolfgang Staudte as Sächsischer Offizier
- Kracauer, pp. 266–267
- Leiser, p. 112
- Leiser, Erwin (1975). Nazi Cinema. Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-02-570230-1.
- Kracauer, Siegfried (1947). From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the German Film. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-08708-5.
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