1934, regia di Heinz Paul
Scheda: Nazione: Svizzera-Germania - Produzione: Film-Finanzierungs, Terra Film Produktion - Distribuzione: Excelsior Pictures, General Foreign Sales - Soggetto: dalle Cronache svizzere di Frid von Schiller - Sceneggiatura: Hans Curjel, Hanns Johst, Heinz Paul, Wilhelm Stöppler - Fotografia: Sepp Allgeier, Franz Josef Dahinden, Franz Weihmayr - Montaggio: Lena Neumann - Costumi: Alfred Bader - Musiche: Herbert Windt - Formato: B.N. - Durata: 99'.
Cast:Hans Marr, Conrad Veidt, Emmy Göring, Olaf Bach, Eugen Klöpfer, Maly Delschaft, Theodor Loos, Franziska Kinz, Carl de Vogt, Käthe Haack, Fritz Hofbauer, Detlef Willecke, Wolfdieter Hollender, Werner Schott, Friedrich Ettel, Josef Peterhans, Herma Clement, Paul Bildt, Max Hochstetter, Willem Haardt, Heinrich Schroth, Georg H. Schnell.
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - citwf.com - filmreporter.de - encyclocine.com - filmweb.pl - cinema.theiapolis.com - film.virtual-history.com - de.wikipedia.org - carldevogt.org: «Switzerland in the 14th century is part of the Holy Roman Empire and is being taken over by a governor (Gessler) appointed by the Emperor. The evil Gessler insists on total obedience and various scenes of persecution are enacted including Carl de Vogt's wife getting attacked and his house getting burned down and another peasant having his eyes put out. Gessler puts his hat on a pole in the center of the village and demands that everyone bow to it. Tell refuses and Gessler makes him shoot an apple placed on the head of Tell's son. Afterwards he imprisons Tell, but Tell escapes during a storm on the lake. The peasants revolt and Tell kills Gessler. Though this film is made in 1934, it is made in the tradition of a silent movie with very little dialogue and very slow pacing. The magnificent mountain scenery dwarfs the human combatants and contributes to the sense of the eternal struggle between good and evil. There is controversy about this film. Hans Marr was a dedicated Nazi, publicly stating that on Palm Sunday people should place their palms at the feet of Adolph Hitler because he was "the arm of God and His envoy". Emmy Sonnemann became Mrs. Herman Göring soon after the completion of the filming. Also, the film was made under the personal "protectorate" of Hans Johst, who was in charge of propaganda through films for the Nazi Party, and who was credited with writing part of the filmscript».
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Conosciuto anche con i titoli: The Legend of William Tell; Wilhelm Tell. Das Freiheitsdrama eines Volkes; Guillaume Tell.