Der Student von Prag (1913)

35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1

A German horror film directed by Stellan Rye.

Plot Summary

Student Balduin signs a deal with a sorcerer giving him everything he desires in return for his reflection in the mirror. But the refelection takes on a life of its own.


Director: Stellan Rye
Deutsche Bioscop GmbH
Script: Hanns Heinz Ewers
Director of Photography: Guido Seeber
Music: Josef Weiss
Costume Designers: Robert A. Dietrich, Klaus Richter
Production Designers: Robert A. Dietrich, Klaus Richter

Grete Berger (Komtesse Margit)
John Gottowt (Scapinelli)
Werner Krauss
Lothar Körner (Graf von Schwarzenberg)
Lyda Salmonova (Lyduschka)
Paul Wegener (Balduin)
Fritz Weidemann (Baron Waldis-Schwarzenberg)

Alternative Titles

La double incarnation de William Sheep (1913)
Der Student von Prag (1926)
Der Student von Prag (1935)

Extracts included in
Fejezetek a film történetéböl: A német film 1933-ig (1989)



  • Alien Worlds no.14 (March 1965) pp.10-16 – illustrated article (Caligari and others by R.J. Keightley)
  • The Bioscope vol.20 no.363 (18 September 1913) p.951 – review
  • Fernsehen und Film 7 July 1971 p.55 – review
  • Frauen und Film no.36 (February 1984) pp.10-24 – illustrated article
  • Illustrated Films Monthly vol.1 pp.3, 70-75 – illustrated review
  • Picturegoer vol.1 (November 1913) p.117- review
  • Spielfilm im ZDF no.2 (July – December 1984) pp.27-28, 68 – credits, review, synopsis


  • The Devil on Screen: Feature Films Worldwide, 1913 Through 2000 by Charles P. Mitchell pp.268-270
  • Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.14, 15, 33, 35, 44, 58, 59
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.162-163 – credits, review
  • Movies of the 20s and Early Cinema by Jürgen Müller pp.46-49 – illustrated credits, review (by LP [Lars Penning])
  • by Walt Lee p.466 – credits
  • Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds) pp.346-349 – illustrated review (by Tim Woodger)