Nathan the Wise (film)

Nathan the Wise
Directed by Manfred Noa
Produced by Erich Wagowski
Written by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (play)
Hans Kyser
Starring Fritz Greiner
Carl de Vogt
Lia Eibenschütz
Werner Krauss
Cinematography Hans Karl Gottschalk
Gustave Preiss
Distributed by Bavaria Film
Release dates
29 December 1922
Running time
128 minutes
Country Germany
Language Silent
German intertitles

Nathan the Wise (German: Nathan der Weise) is a 1922 German silent historical film directed by Manfred Noa and starring Fritz Greiner, Carl de Vogt and Lia Eibenschütz. It is based on the 1779 play Nathan the Wise by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. It was made by Bavaria Film at the Emelka Studios. The film provoked protests in Munich from far-right groups who felt it was too pro-Jewish.[1]



  1. Prawer p.20


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