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The Prisoner (1949 film)

The Prisoner
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Directed byGustav Fröhlich
Written by
Produced byRolf Meyer
CinematographyIgor Oberberg
Edited byMartha Dübber
Music byWerner Eisbrenner
Junge Film-Union Rolf Meyer
Distributed bySchorcht Filmverleih
Release date
  • 26 August 1949 (1949-08-26)
Running time
106 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The Prisoner (German: Der Bagnosträfling) is a 1949 West German historical adventure film directed by Gustav Fröhlich and starring Paul Dahlke, Richard Häussler, and Käthe Dorsch.[1] It is based a novel by the French writer Honoré de Balzac.

It was made at the Bendestorf Studios outside Hamburg. The film's sets were designed by the art director Franz Schroedter.



  1. ^ Bock & Bergfelder, p. 139.


  • Bock, Hans-Michael; Bergfelder, Tim, eds. (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. New York: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-655-9.
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