Carl Peters (1941)

03/21/1941 (DE) HistoryDrama 1h 50m
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National-Socialist propaganda film that serves to memorialize one of the early representatives of colonialism: the German philologist Carl Peters. He is, at the end of the 1900′s, a noted advocate of the establishment of a German colony. Without support from Germany, he struggles on his own account against the English in East Africa. Later he is named Reichskommissar and promotes the expansion of a German colony. But Jewish and Social-Democrat opponents order him back to Germany and force him to resign.

  1. Herbert Selpin

    Director, Writer

  2. Walter Zerlett-Olfenius


  3. Ernst von Salomon


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  1. Hans Albers

    Hans Albers

    Dr. Carl Peters

  2. Fritz Odemar

    Fritz Odemar

    Graf Pfeil

  3. Herbert Hübner

    Herbert Hübner

    Leo Kayser

  4. Ernst Fritz Fürbringer

    Ernst Fritz Fürbringer


  5. Erika von Thellmann

    Erika von Thellmann

    Frau Kayser

  6. Hans Leibelt

    Hans Leibelt

    Prof. Karl Engel

  7. Reinhold Bernt

    Reinhold Bernt

    Unteroffizier Hansen

  8. Jack Trevor

    British Consul

  9. Philipp Manning

    Philipp Manning

    Sir Anthony Cerry

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Original Language German

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