The Ancient Law
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The Ancient Law
The Ancient Law
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Directed byE.A. Dupont
Written by
CinematographyTheodor Sparkuhl
Release date
  • 29 October 1923 (1923-10-29)
Running time
128 minutes

The Ancient Law (German: Das alte Gesetz) is a 1923 German silent drama film directed by E.A. Dupont and starring Henny Porten, Ruth Weyher and Hermann Vallentin. The son of an Orthodox Rabbi faces hostility from his father when he decides to become an actor.



  • Eisner, Lotte H. (2008) [1952]. The Haunted Screen: Expressionism in the German Cinema and the Influence of Max Reinhardt. Translated by Greaves, Roger. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-25790-0.

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