The Student of Prague (1935 film)

The Student of Prague (German: Der Student von Prag) is a 1935 German horror film directed by Arthur Robison and starring Anton Walbrook, Theodor Loos and Dorothea Wieck. It is based on the eponymous novel by Hanns Heinz Ewers which had previously been adapted into celebrated silent films on two occasions.[1][2]

The Student of Prague
Directed byArthur Robison
Written byHanns Heinz Ewers
Henrik Galeen
Hans Kyser
Arthur Robison
StarringAnton Walbrook
Theodor Loos
Dorothea Wieck
Music byTheo Mackeben
CinematographyBruno Mondi
Edited byRoger von Norman
Distributed byTobis Film
Sascha Film (Austria)
Release date
  • 10 December 1935 (1935-12-10)
Running time
87 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Karl Haacker.


Critical reception

Writing for The Spectator in 1936, Graham Greene gave the film a mildly negative review, characterizing the film as "dull [and] a curiosity, a relic of the classical German film of silent days". Negatively comparing the film to Galeen's 1926 version of the story, Greene found that the story was less believable and the acting less memorable. In favor of the film, Greene noted "one can say at any rate that it is on the right side".[3]

See also


  1. "Der Student von Prag". Neue Freie Presse (in German). 1935-12-11. Retrieved 2017-12-06.
  2. "Der Student von Prag - The Student of Prague". Retrieved 2017-12-06.
  3. Greene, Graham (1 May 1936). "These Three/The Student of Prague". The Spectator. (reprinted in: Taylor, John Russell, ed. (1980). The Pleasure Dome. pp. 70–72. ISBN 0192812866.)
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