Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Old B&W German movies for Frederick's fans

Der Choral von Leuthen (1933)
Der alte und der junge König (1935)

Fridericus - Der alte Fritz (1937)

Der große König (1942)

I'll not vouch for either the fairness or the historical accuracy!

 Now, in a very different style and dealing with Catherine the Great:
The Scarlet Empress (1934)
Surrealistic -the upstairs cavalry charge led by hairy popes brandishing religious banners and Malene Dietrich in white hussar uniform is simply fantastic.
The Rise of Catherine the Great (1934)
The Adventures of Baron Münchhausen (1943)
YouTube  (yes, Catherine features as an important character!).

1 comment:

David said...

Good links - thanks! It's a pity that the English captions when selected seem often to be out of synch.