Augustus the Strong (film)

Augustus the Strong
Directed by Paul Wegener
Produced by Carl Haensel
Written by Alfred Schirokauer (novel)
Herbert Tjadens
Johannes Eckardt
Rolf Meyer
Carl Haensel
Starring Michael Bohnen
Lil Dagover
Marieluise Claudius
Günther Hadank
Music by Hans Erdmann
Cinematography Karl Puth
Edited by Rolf Meyer
Nerthus Film
Polski Tobis
Distributed by Hammer-Tonfilm
Release dates
17 January 1936
Running time
108 minutes
Country Germany
Language German

Augustus the Strong (German: August der Starke) is a 1936 German-Polish biographical film directed by Paul Wegener and starring Michael Bohnen, Lil Dagover and Marieluise Claudius. The film depicts the life of Augustus the Strong, the Eighteenth Century ruler of Saxony and Poland.


The film was based on a novel by the popular German writer Alfred Schirokauer. A separate version in Polish was made, directed by Stanislaw Wasylewski and featuring a Polish cast.[1] Another Polish-German co-production Adventure in Warsaw was produced the following year.[2]



  1. Skaff p. 172
  2. Kreimeier p. 283


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