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Men Without a Fatherland

Men Without a Fatherland
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Directed byHerbert Maisch
Written by
Produced byBruno Duday
CinematographyKonstantin Irmen-Tschet
Edited by
Music byHenri Rene
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 16 February 1937 (1937-02-16)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryNazi Germany

Men Without a Fatherland (German: Menschen ohne Vaterland) is a 1937 German drama film directed by Herbert Maisch and starring Willy Fritsch, Maria von Tasnady and Willy Birgel.[1]

The film's sets were designed by the art director Erich Kettelhut.

In Latvia at the end of the First World War, a group of Freikorps battle against an attempted takeover of the Baltic States by Communist forces.


  • Willy Fritsch as Oberleutnant Maltzach
  • Maria von Tasnady as Irene Marellus
  • Willy Birgel as Baron Falen
  • Grethe Weiser as Jewa - Chansonette
  • Siegfried Schürenberg as Hauptmann Angermann
  • Werner Stock as Leutnant Berndt
  • Erich Dunskus as Steputat - Unteroffizier
  • Josef Sieber as Pleikies - Bursche
  • Willi Schaeffers as Soykas - Landesrat
  • Nicolas Koline as Diener Stepan
  • Luis Rainer as Wolynski
  • Aribert Grimmer as Bauer Rauta
  • Lissy Arna as Mila Wentos
  • Hans Stiebner as Kigull
  • Maria Loja as Orla, Wirtin
  • Traute Baumbach as Maruschka, ein russisches Bauernmädel
  • Tamara Höcker as Ein kommunistisches Bauernmädel
  • Valy Arnheim as Ein russischer Kommandeur
  • Jur Arten as Ein russischer Offizier
  • Boris Alekin as Ein Kellner im 'Sarasan'
  • Johannes Bergfeldt as Ein russischer Offizier
  • Zlatan Kasherov
  • Werner Kepich as Ein russischer Agent
  • Herbert Klatt as Ein Soldat der Kompanie Maltzach
  • Karl Meixner as Ein Aufwiegler
  • Hermann Meyer-Falkow
  • Hans Meyer-Hanno
  • Erich Nadler as Ein russischer Agent
  • Hellmuth Passarge as Ein Soldat der Kompanie Maltzach
  • Gustav Püttjer
  • Arthur Reinhardt as Ein Soldat der Kompanie Maltzach
  • Jakob Sinn as Zweiter Unteroffizier der Kompanie Maltzach
  • Theo Stolzenberg as Popott - Besitzer des Tanzlokals 'Sarasan'
  • Albert Venohr as Emmi de Néve
  • Hugo Gau-Hamm
  • Alexander Golling as Ischnikoff
  • Kai Möller as Ein Soldat der Kompanie Maltzach
  • Walter Raat-Kraatz
  • Hans Sobierayski as Ein Kapellmeister
  • Anny von Bornsdorf


  1. ^ Richards p. 371


  • Hake, Sabine (2001). Popular Cinema of the Third Reich. University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-73458-6.
  • Richards, Jeffrey (1973). Visions of Yesterday. Routledge & K. Paul. ISBN 978-0-7100-7576-5.

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