Uproar in Damascus

Uproar in Damascus (German: Aufruhr in Damaskus) is a 1939 German thriller film directed by Gustav Ucicky and starring Brigitte Horney, Joachim Gottschalk and Hans Nielsen. It is set during the First World War with German troops battling the Arab Revolt led by Lawrence of Arabia and the British.[1] The film was officially honored as "artistically valuable" (künstlerisch wertvoll) and having "special political value" (staatspolitisch wertvoll).

Uproar in Damascus
Directed byGustav Ucicky
Produced byOtto Lehmann
Written byJacob Geis
Philipp Lothar Mayring
Herbert Tjadens
StarringBrigitte Horney
Joachim Gottschalk
Hans Nielsen
Ernst von Klipstein
Music byWilly Schmidt-Gentner
CinematographyPaul Rischke
Oskar Schnirch
Edited byGertrud Hinz-Nischwitz
Distributed byTerra Film
Release date
8 March 1939
Running time
103 minutes



  1. Richards p.356


  • Richards, Jeffrey. Visions of Yesterday. Routledge, 1973.

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