Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (1925)

Germany, 1925
62m, 1811 metres
black and white (tinted), 1.33:1

A German silhouette animation directed by Lotte Reiniger.

Plot Summary

Prince Achmed sets of for a series of adventures aboard a flying horse. Along the way he meets a witch and Aladdin, fights demons and falls in love with a princess.


A Silhouette Film by: Lotte Reiniger
Comenius-Film G.m.b.H.
Collaborators: Walter Ruttmann, Berthod Bartosch, Alexander Karadan
Lighting Technician: Carl Koch
With Original Music by: Wolfgang Zeller
Re-issue Version Music: Freddie Phillips

Alternative Titles

The Adventures of Prince Achmed
Les Aventures du prince Ahmed – French title


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Classic Images no.321 (March 2002) p.30 – video review
Classic Images no.322 (April 2002) p.63 – video review
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Jugend Film Fernsehen vol.16 no.1 (1972) pp.42-43 – review
Télérama no.2364 (3 May 1995) p.115 – credits, review

Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis pp.4 – credits
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