Thea Roland

Thea Roland or The Adventure of Thea Roland (German: Das Abenteuer der Thea Roland) is a 1932 German comedy film directed by Henry Koster and starring Lil Dagover, Hans Rehmann and Margarete Kupfer. The film marked the directorial debut of Koster, who was forced to emigrate from Germany by the Nazi party following his next film and later went on to be a leading Hollywood director.[1] Billy Wilder may have also worked on the screenplay, although he remained uncredited.[2]

Thea Roland
Directed byHenry Koster
Produced byGeorg Witt
Written bySuzanne de Callias (novel)
Hans Wilhelm
StarringLil Dagover
Hans Rehmann
Margarete Kupfer
Paul Bildt
Music byTheo Mackeben
CinematographyRobert Baberske
Curt Courant
Edited byWilly Zeunert
Georg Witt-Film
Distributed byAafa-Film
Release date
  • 17 December 1932 (1932-12-17)
Running time
89 minutes

Partial cast


  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.257
  2. Sikov p.598


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
  • Sikov, Ed. On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder. Hyperion, 1999.

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