The White Stadium

The White Stadium (German: Das Weiße Stadion) is a 1928 Swiss documentary film directed by Arnold Fanck about the 1928 Winter Olympics which were held in the Swiss resort of St. Moritz. The film received the backing of the International Olympic Committee and was the first of the Olympics to be made. It was financed and distributed by the major German studio UFA, but was not a commercial or critical success.[1]

The White Stadium
Directed byArnold Fanck
CinematographySepp Allgeier
Hans Schneeberger
Edited byWalter Ruttmann
Distributed byUFA
Release date
19 March 1928
German intertitles

Fanck's protégé Leni Riefenstahl was later to direct the much more successful Olympiad portraying the 1936 Berlin Olympics.


  1. Hinton p.47-48


  • David B. Hinton. The Films of Leni Riefenstahl. Rowman & Littlefield, 2000.
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