Brigand love

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Original title Brigand love
Country of production Germany
original language German
Publishing year 1920
length approx. 59 minutes
Director Martin Hartwig
script Willi Wolff
production Paul Davidson
camera Frederik Fuglsang
Eugen Hrich

Brigantenliebe is a German silent film drama from 1920 with Ellen Richter and Hans Adalbert Schlettow in the leading roles.


The Brigand Carlo, a bandit chief, who is hiding in the mountains is a real Robin Hood of Italy: He robbed the rich and powerful and gives the loot to the poor and needy on. One day the rich banker Castrozzo becomes his victim, who falls into his hands and is captured by Carlo. The classy Fiametta, a partner in Castrozzo's daughter, caught him as a “bycatch”. She hates him for his misdeeds from the start, while Carlo immediately falls in love with Fiametta. In order to hand him over to the government, Fiametta begins to pretend to reciprocate Carlos' feelings. Your plan succeeds and Carlo is to be shot. Only now does she recognize his noble character and throws herself in front of him when he is fusilized. With that she shares his fatal fate.

Production notes

Brigantenliebe passed film censorship on July 30, 1920 and was banned from youth. The premiere took place on July 2, 1920 in Berlin's UT Nollendorfplatz. The length of the four-act vehicle was 1213 meters.


"Ellen Richter embodies the main role in a classy and spirited manner [...] direction impeccable and photography of dazzling beauty."

- New Kino-Rundschau

Paimann's film lists summed up: “The material, photos and scenery are very good. Excellent game. "

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Neue Kino-Rundschau from August 20, 1920. p. 23
  2. Brigantenliebe in Paimann's film lists ( Memento of the original from October 11, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /