The Rats (1921 film)

The Rats (German: Die Ratten) is a 1921 German silent drama film directed by Hanns Kobe and starring Emil Jannings, Lucie Höflich and Eugen Klöpfer. It is based on the 1911 play The Rats by Gerhart Hauptmann. It premiered in Berlin on 29 July 1921.[1] The play was later adapted into a 1955 film.

The Rats
Directed byHanns Kobe
Produced byGrete Ly
Written byGerhart Hauptmann (play)
Julius Sternheim
StarringEmil Jannings
Lucie Höflich
Eugen Klöpfer
Marija Leiko
CinematographyKarl Freund
Grete Ly-Film
Distributed byTerra Film
Release date
29 July 1921
German intertitles

The film's art direction was by Robert Neppach.



  1. Grange p.95-96


  • Grange, William. Cultural Chronicle of the Weimar Republic. Scarecrow Press, 2008.
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