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The Broken Jug (film)

The Broken Jug
Directed byGustav Ucicky
Produced by
Written by
Starring
Music byWolfgang Zeller
CinematographyFritz Arno Wagner
Edited byArnfried Heyne
Production
company
Distributed byTobis Film
Release date
  • 19 October 1937 (1937-10-19)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryNazi Germany
LanguageGerman

The Broken Jug (German: Der zerbrochene Krug) is a 1937 German historical comedy film directed by Gustav Ucicky and starring Emil Jannings, Friedrich Kayßler and Max Gülstorff. It is an adaptation of the play The Broken Jug by Heinrich von Kleist. The film was popular with Adolf Hitler.[1]

Plot

A village judge is trying a case to determine who broke the jug. Long before the evidence becomes conclusive against the suspects, it becomes apparent that the judge himself is the guilty one.

Cast

References

  1. ^ Rentschler p. 5

Bibliography

  • Rentschler, Eric (1996). The Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and Its Afterlife. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-57640-7.

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