Der große König (The Great King)

TitleDer große König (The Great King)
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1943
AuthorsHarlan, Veit
Running Time118 min
Date Released1943
DistributorUniversum Film (UFA)
Publication Languagegerman

A moral fable styled as Nazi propaganda during World War II. Frederick the Great expanded Prussia's borders, brought it to great power in Europe, and won key aspects of the Seven Years War. He demanded loyalty for his success. When a sergeant deserts during the Seven Years War, Frederick the Great orders him to his death.


Otto Gebühr
Kristina Söderbaum
Gustav Fröhlich
Hans Nielsen
Paul Wegener
Paul Henckels
Elisabeth Flickenschildt
Kurt Meisel
Hilde Körber
Claus Clausen


Directed by Veit Harlan
Written by Veit Harlan, Gerhard Menzel, and Hans Rehberg
Cinematography by Bruno Mondi
Edited by Friedrich Karl von Puttkamer


Drama, History, War

Alternate TitleThe Great King
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