The White Demon

The White Demon (German: Der weiße Dämon) is a 1932 German drama film directed by Kurt Gerron and starring Hans Albers, Gerda Maurus and Peter Lorre.[1] The film is also known by the alternative title of Dope. The sets were designed by the art director Julius von Borsody.

The White Demon
Directed byKurt Gerron
Produced byBruno Duday
Written byPhilipp Lothar Mayring
Fritz Zeckendorf
StarringHans Albers
Gerda Maurus
Peter Lorre
Music byHans-Otto Borgmann
CinematographyCarl Hoffmann
Edited byConstantin Mick
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 19 November 1932 (1932-11-19)
Running time
107 minutes

A separate French-language version Narcotics was also made.


A drug dealer gets a rising young female singer addicted to drugs. Her brother decides to hunt him down in revenge.



  1. Kreimeier p.198-99


  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.
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