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Ludwig II (1955 film)

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Ludwig II
Directed byHelmut Käutner
Written by
Produced by
StarringO.W. Fischer
Ruth Leuwerik
Marianne Koch
CinematographyDouglas Slocombe
Edited byAnneliese Schönnenbeck
Music byHeinrich Sutermeister
Aura Film
Distributed bySchorcht Filmverleih
Release date
  • 14 January 1955 (1955-01-14)
Running time
115 minutes
CountryWest Germany

Ludwig II (German: Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs) is a 1955 West German historical drama film directed by Helmut Käutner and starring O.W. Fischer, Ruth Leuwerik and Marianne Koch.[1] It is based on the life of the nineteenth century ruler Ludwig II of Bavaria.[2][3] It was entered into the 1955 Cannes Film Festival.[4] The film was shot in technicolor at the Bavaria Studios in Munich with sets designed by the art director Hein Heckroth and Fritz Lück. Location shooting took place at the historic residences of Ludwig II Herrenchiemsee, Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle.



  1. ^ Kehr, Dave (2009). "Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on 25 September 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2008.
  2. ^ Reimer & Reimer p.172
  3. ^ Mitchell p.269-70
  4. ^ "Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs". Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2009.


  • Mitchell, Charles P. The Great Composers Portrayed on Film, 1913 through 2002. McFarland, 2004.
  • Reimer, Robert C. & Reimer, Carol J. The A to Z of German Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2010.

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