Der Student von Prag (1935)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

A German horror film directed by Artur Robison.

Plot Summary

In Prague, the student Balduin becomes infatuated with the an opera singer who is already spoken for. Dr Carpis offers to help Balduin win the woman's heart and more besides but at a cost – his very soul.


* = uncredited

Director: Artur Robison
Cine-Allianz-Tonfilmproduktion *
Script: Hans Kyser *, Arthur Robison *
Photography: Bruno Mondi
Music: Theo Mackeben

Adolf Wohlbrück (Balduin)
Dorothea Wieck (Julia)
Theodor Loos (Dr Carpis)
Erich Fiedler (Baron Waldis)
Edna Greyff
Carl Hellmer [real name: Karl Hellmer]
Volker von Collande
Fritz Genschow
Elsa Wagner

Alternative Titles

Carpis, O Satânico – Brazil
O Estudante de Praga – Portugal
L'étudiant de Prague – France
O foititis tis Pragas – Greece
El misterioso doctor Carpis – Spain
Prágai diák – Hungary
Prahan ylioppilas – Finland
Praški student – Yugoslavia (Serbian)
The Student of Prague – United Kingdom
Student z Pragi – Poland
Lo studente di Praga – Italy
プラーグの大学生 – Japan

Remake of
Der Student von Prag (1913)
Der Student von Prag (1926)



  • Fernsehen und Film no.7 (July 1971) p.55 – article
  • Frauen und Film no.36 (February 1984) pp.10-24 – article
  • Kinematograph Weekly no.1514 (23 April 1936) p.33
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.3 no.28 (April 1936) p.70
  • Sight and Sound vol.5 no.18 (Summer 1936) p.29


  • After Dracula: The 1930s Horror Film by Alison Peirse p.13
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.64
  • The Devil on Screen: Feature Films Worldwide, 1913 Through 2000 by Charles P. Mitchell p.306
  • Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.15, 45