Amphitryon (film)

Directed by Reinhold Schünzel
Produced by Günther Stapenhorst
Screenplay by Reinhold Schünzel
Based on Amphytrion by
Titus Maccius Plautus
Heinrich von Kleist
Starring Willy Fritsch
Music by Franz Doelle
Cinematography Werner Bohne
Fritz Arno Wagner
Edited by Arnfried Heyne
Distributed by Universum Film
Release dates
18 July 1935 (1935-07-18)
Running time
105 minutes
Country Nazi Germany
Language German

Amphitryon is a 1935 German musical film. Written and directed by Reinhold Schünzel, it is based on plays by Molière, Plautus, and Heinrich von Kleist, which in turn are based on Greek mythology.

The film is known by a variety of other names: Amphitryon – Happiness from the Clouds, Amphitryon – Aus den Wolken kommt das Glück in Austria, Amfitryon in Greece, Anfitrione in Italy, Det gudomliga äventyret in Sweden.

Amphitryon was filmed in Ufa-Atelier, Neubabelsberg, from 2 February 1935 – May 1935. It was one of UFA's many multiple-language version films: a French version, Les dieux s'amusent (The gods are having fun), was shot at the same time.


Amphitryon is a Theban general away at war. The god Jupiter disguises himself as Amphitryon to seduce Amphitryon's wife, Alkmene.



Lyrics by Charles Amberg (as C. Amberg)
Music by Franz Doelle
Lyrics by Bruno Balz
Music by Franz Doelle

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