The pyre

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Original title The pyre
Country of production Germany
original language German
Publishing year none (1945 unfinished)
Director Günther Rittau
script Rolf Meyer
Werner Eplinius based on an idea by Walter Best
production Herbert Engelsing (production group) for Tobis-Filmkunst (Berlin)
music Werner Bochmann
camera Georg Bruckbauer
cut Lilian Seng (planned)

and in other roles that cannot be assigned by name: Hans Nielsen , Erich Ponto , Fita Benkhoff , Ullrich Haupt , Ernst Waldow , Käte Alving , Ellen Bang , Karl Dannemann , Walter Gross , Erich Dunskus , Edelweiß Malchin , Erna Sellmer , Lotte Rausch , Willi Puhlmann , Hans Hermann Schaufuss

The pyre is a German feature film from 1945. Ewald Balser plays the main role of a magistrate under the direction of Günther Rittau . The film remained unfinished.


The story tells of the experiences of a simple judge in a fictional German small town in the countryside.

Production notes

Shooting began in early January 1945. By the end of World War II, around 75 percent of the film had been shot.

The designs for the buildings come from Otto Hunte and Karl Vollbrecht , who ended their longstanding teamwork with this strip.


  • Ulrich J. Klaus: German sound films 13th year 1944/45. P. 219 (062.45), Berlin 2002

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