The Galley Slave (1919 Film)
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The Galley Slave 1919 Film
The Galley Slave
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Directed byPaul Wegener
Rochus Gliese
Produced byPaul Davidson
Written byHonoré de Balzac (novels)
Paul Wegener
StarringPaul Wegener
Lyda Salmonova
Paul Hartmann
CinematographyFrederik Fuglsang
Fritz Arno Wagner
Distributed byUFA
Release date
17 October 1919
German intertitles

The Galley Slave (German: Der Galeerensträfling) is a 1919 German silent historical adventure film directed by Rochus Gliese and Paul Wegener and starring Wegener, Lyda Salmonova and Paul Hartmann.[1] Inspired by several of the novels of Honoré de Balzac including Lost Illusions, it was released in two parts on separate dates during October 1919. Although Gliese was the principal credited director, the film's star Wegener also worked on its production.

It was shot at the Templehof Studios in Berlin, with sets designed by the art director Kurt Richter.



  1. ^ St. Pierre p.104


  • Paul Matthew St. Pierre. Cinematography in the Weimar Republic: Lola Lola, Dirty Singles, and the Men Who Shot Them. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

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