The Phantom of the Big Tent

The Phantom of the Big Tent (German: Phantom des großen Zeltes) is a 1954 West German thriller film directed by Paul May and starring René Deltgen, Angelika Hauff and Ilse Steppat.[1]

The Phantom of the Big Tent
Directed byPaul May
Produced byFriedrich Wilhelm Gaik
Written by
Music byRolf A. Wilhelm
CinematographyGeorg Krause
Edited byHilde E. Grabow
Algefa Film
Distributed byColumbia Film
Release date
21 December 1954
Running time
100 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Hans Kuhnert and Theo Zwierski. It was shot at the Spandau Studios in Berlin, with location filming taking place at a circus in Spandau.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p. 82


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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