The Prisoner (1949 film)

The Prisoner (German: Der Bagnosträfling) is a 1949 West German historical adventure film directed by Gustav Fröhlich and starring Paul Dahlke, Richard Häussler and Käthe Dorsch.[1] It is based a novel by the French writer Honoré de Balzac.

The Prisoner
Directed byGustav Fröhlich
Produced byRolf Meyer
Written by
Music byWerner Eisbrenner
CinematographyIgor Oberberg
Edited byMartha Dübber
Junge Film-Union Rolf Meyer
Distributed bySchorcht Filmverleih
Release date
26 August 1949
Running time
106 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was made at the Bendestorf Studios outside Hamburg. The film's sets were designed by the art director Franz Schroedter.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p. 139


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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