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Jew Süss (in the US retitled Power – Jew Suss) is a 1934 British historical romantic drama film based on Lion Feuchtwanger's 1925 novel Jud Süß, about Joseph Süß Oppenheimer. Directed by Lothar Mendes, the film stars German actor Conrad Veidt in the role of Oppenheimer. read more

Jew Süss (in the US retitled Power – Jew Suss) is a 1934 British historical romantic drama film based on Lion Feuchtwanger's 1925 novel Jud Süß, about Joseph Süß Oppenheimer. Directed by Lothar Mendes, the film stars German actor Conrad Veidt in the role of Oppenheimer. The screenplay was written by Dorothy Farnum and Arthur Rawlinson. Unlike the Nazis' antisemitic film Jud Süß (1940), the British film is sympathetic to Jews, and generally considered to be a faithful adaptation of Feuchtwanger's novel. It was intended to be a condemnation of antisemitism, not a justification of it. The German version is considered by some to be an antisemitic response to Mendes' philo-semitic film.

Original Release

10/04/1934

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Cast

Conrad Veidt Josef Süss Oppenheimer
Benita Hume Marie Auguste
Frank Vosper Karl Alexander
Cedric Hardwicke Rabbi Gabriel
Gerald du Maurier Weissensee
Paul Graetz Landauer
Pamela Mason Naomi (as Pamela Ostrer)
Joan Maude Magdalen Sibylle
Percy Parsons Pflug
James Raglan Lord Suffolk
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Lothar Mendes

Writers

Lion Feuchtwanger, Dorothy Farnum, A.R. Rawlinson

Cast

Conrad Veidt Josef Süss Oppenheimer
Benita Hume Marie Auguste
Frank Vosper Karl Alexander
Cedric Hardwicke Rabbi Gabriel
Gerald du Maurier Weissensee
Paul Graetz Landauer
Pamela Mason Naomi (as Pamela Ostrer)
Joan Maude Magdalen Sibylle
Percy Parsons Pflug
James Raglan Lord Suffolk
Sam Livesey Harprecht
Dennis Hoey Dieterle
Campbell Gullan Prince of Thurn & Taxis
Eva Moore Jantje
Hay Plumb Pfaeffle
Gibb McLaughlin Pancorgo

Producers

Editors

Otto Ludwig

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