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The Tunnel (1933 German-language film)

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The Tunnel
Directed byCurtis Bernhardt
Written byBernhard Kellermann (novel)
Reinhart Steinbicker
Henry Koster
Curtis Bernhardt
Produced byErnst Garden
StarringPaul Hartmann
Attila Hörbiger
Olly von Flint
Gustaf Gründgens
CinematographyCarl Hoffmann
Edited byGottlieb Madl
Music byWalter Gronostay
Bavaria Film
Vandor Film
Distributed byBavaria Film
Release date
3 November 1933
Running time
81 minutes

The Tunnel (German: Der Tunnel) is a 1933 French-German science fiction film directed by Curtis Bernhardt and starring Paul Hartmann, Attila Hörbiger and Olly von Flint.[1] The film was made by Bavaria Film, and shot at the company's Emelka Studios in Munich. It is an adaptation of Bernhard Kellermann's 1913 novel Der Tunnel about the construction of a vast tunnel under the Atlantic Ocean connecting Europe and America. It premiered at the Capitol Theatre in November 1933.[2]

A separate French version was also produced. In 1935 the film was remade in Britain with the same title. The 1935 British film was released in the United States as Transatlantic Tunnel.



  1. ^ Koepnick p.51-52
  2. ^ Koepnick p.51


  • Koepnick, Lutz. The Dark Mirror: German Cinema Between Hitler and Hollywood. University of California Press, 2002.
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