The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1918 film)

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin (German: Der Rattenfänger von Hameln) is a 1918 German silent drama film directed by and starring Paul Wegener and also featuring Lyda Salmonova and Wilhelm Diegelmann.[1] It is based on the legendary story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin
German film poster
GermanDer Rattenfänger von Hameln
Directed byPaul Wegener
Written byPaul Wegener
Based onPied Piper of Hamelin
Produced byPaul Davidson
StarringPaul Wegener
Lyda Salmonova
Wilhelm Diegelmann
CinematographyFrederik Fuglsang
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 19 December 1918 (1918-12-19)
Running time
64 minutes
German intertitles

It was shot at the Tempelhof Studios and on location around Bautzen and Hildesheim. The film's sets were designed by the art director Rochus Gliese. The animator Lotte Reiniger worked on the design of the film's intertitles.

It premièred at the Union-Theater am Nollendorfplatz on 19 December 1918.[2]

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