The True Jacob (1931 film)

The True Jacob (German: Der wahre Jakob) is a 1931 German comedy film directed by Hans Steinhoff and starring Ralph Arthur Roberts, Anny Ahlers and Felix Bressart.[1] It is based on a play by Franz Arnold and Ernst Bach which has been adapted into numerous films.

The True Jacob
Directed byHans Steinhoff
Produced byAnatol Potock
Lothar Stark
Written byFranz Arnold (play)
Ernst Bach (play)
Walter Schlee
Walter Wassermann
StarringRalph Arthur Roberts
Anny Ahlers
Felix Bressart
Music byArtur Guttmann
Hans J. Salter
CinematographyKarl Puth
Distributed byMesstro-Film
Release date
16 March 1931
Running time
82 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Franz Schroedter.


See also


  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.63


  • Hans-Michael Bock and Tim Bergfelder. The Concise Cinegraph: An Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books.
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