The Right of the Unborn

The Right of the Unborn (German: Das Recht der Ungeborenen) is a 1929 German silent drama film directed by Adolf Trotz and starring Maly Delschaft, Elizza La Porta and Hans Adalbert Schlettow. The film is in the Weimar tradition of Enlightenment films. It examines the question of abortion of unborn children. Unlike several other German films of the era, it is generally anti-abortion.[1] The film's art direction is by Hans Jacoby.

The Right of the Unborn
Directed byAdolf Trotz
Written byHerbert Juttke
Georg C. Klaren
Ruth Schering
StarringMaly Delschaft
Elizza La Porta
Hans Adalbert Schlettow
Wolfgang Zilzer
Music byWalter Ulfig
CinematographyRobert Lach
Distributed byFilmhaus Bruckmann
Release date
7 June 1929
German intertitles



  1. Prawer p.88


  • Prawer, S.S. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910–1933. Berghahn Books, 2005.

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