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The Golden Spider

The Golden Spider
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GermanDie goldene Spinne
Directed byErich Engels
Written by
Produced byEduard Kubat
CinematographyE.W. Fiedler
Edited byRené Métain
Music byWerner Eisbrenner
Distributed byDeutsche Filmvertriebs
Release date
  • 23 December 1943 (1943-12-23)
Running time
88 minutes

The Golden Spider (German: Die goldene Spinne) is a 1943 German thriller film directed by Erich Engels and starring Kirsten Heiberg, Jutta Freybe, and Harald Paulsen.[1]

It was partly shot in Amsterdam. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Franz Bi and Bruno Lutz.


In alphabetical order

  • Franz Arzdorf as train control inspector
  • Wilhelm Bendow as the shameful guest of the "Red Mill"
  • Traute Bengen as Das Mädchen der Pension "Riemer"
  • Hermann Brix as Detective Commissioner Freise
  • Robert Bürkner as Dr. Eberding of the Kattenbeck-Werke
  • Conrad Cappi [de] as the manager of the "Red Mill"
  • Gerhard Dammann as doorman
  • Karl Dannemann as Bumm, foreman
  • Maly Delschaft as Rosa Sykora, Director of "Roten Mühle"
  • Erich Dunskus as foreman of the Kattenbeck-Werke
  • Jutta Freybe as Christa Fischer, family doctor
  • Otto Gebühr as Geheimrat Fischer, Director of Kattenbeck-Werke
  • Gerdi Gerdt as an employee at Kattenbeck-Werke
  • Bernhard Goetzke as the senior staff doctor on the train
  • Lutz Götz as Kriminalrat Vonhoff
  • Kirsten Heiberg as Lisaweta, Agent, alias Agnes Jordan, cabaret singer
  • Käte Jöken-König [es; de] as the owner der Künstlerpension "Riemer"
  • Paul Mederow
  • Hellmuth Passarge [de] as the entrance guard at the Kattenbeck-Werke
  • Harald Paulsen as Smirnoff / Petersen, Agent
  • Hermann Pfeiffer
  • Werner Pledath as Heinsius, ein Direktor der Kattenbeck-Werke
  • Klaus Pohl as the Ballet master at the "Red Mill"
  • Claire Reigbert
  • Liselotte Schaak as Fräulein von Holleben, secretary of the Privy Council
  • Ernst Schlott [de] as criminal secretary Zähringer
  • Josef Sieber as Berger, Chauffeur at the Kattenbeck-Werke
  • Walter Steinweg [de] as a disabled soldier at the train station
  • Jaspar von Oertzen as Kneisler, the guard at the factory entrance gate
  • Ursula Voß [de] as a worker at Kattenbeck-Werke
  • Rolf Weih as Axel Rüdiger, engineer, fiancé of Christa Fischer
  • Eduard Wenck [de] as a factory worker
  • Ewald Wenck as Kneisler, the guard at the factory entrance gate
  • Anneliese Würtz [de; fr] as Mrs. Mieger, forewoman at the plant


  1. ^ Giesen, Rolf (2008) [2003]. Nazi Propaganda Films: A History and Filmography. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. p. 197. ISBN 978-0786438709.

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