The Broken Jug (film)

The Broken Jug
Directed by Gustav Ucicky
Produced by Karl Julius Fritzsche
Fritz Klotsch
Written by Heinrich von Kleist (play)
Thea von Harbou
Starring Emil Jannings
Friedrich Kayßler
Max Gülstorff
Lina Carstens
Music by Wolfgang Zeller
Cinematography Fritz Arno Wagner
Edited by Arnfried Heyne
Distributed by Tobis Film
Release dates
19 October 1937
Running time
86 minutes
Country Nazi Germany
Language German

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]



  1. Rentschler p.5


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