The Trousers

The Trousers (German: Die Hose) is a 1927 German silent comedy film directed by Hans Behrendt and starring Werner Krauss, Jenny Jugo and Rudolf Forster. It was based on a play by Carl Sternheim.[1] Art direction was by Heinrich Richter and Franz Schroedter. The film is notable for the performance of Veit Harlan, later the director who made the controversial antisemitic Jew Suss, as a Jewish barber in a film made by a director who would later died in the holocaust.[2]

The Trousers
Directed byHans Behrendt
Written byCarl Sternheim (play)
Franz Schulz
StarringWerner Krauss
Jenny Jugo
Rudolf Forster
Veit Harlan
Music byWilly Schmidt-Gentner
CinematographyCarl Drews
Distributed byPhoebus-Film
Release date
20 August 1927
German intertitles



  1. Kreimeier p.138
  2. Prawer p.83


  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.
  • Prawer, S.S. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933. Berghahn Books, 2005.
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