Die Arche (1919)

Germany,
70m
35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1
silent

A German science fiction film directed by Richard Oswald.

Plot Summary

In the near future civilisation is driven to the edge of destruction when the Earth passes through the tail of a comet. Engineer Walter Fahr has built a huge submarine, the Gloria, and he and his passengers are among the only survivors.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Richard Oswald
Richard-Oswald-Produktion
Written by: Robert Liebmann, Richard Oswald
Based on the Novel Die Letzen Mensch by: Werner Scheff
Director of Photography: Karl Freund
Art Director: Julius Hahlo

Cast
Leo Connard (Ernst Pogge, shipping magnate)
Eva Speyer (Helga, Ernst's daughter)
Georg H. Schnell (Klaus Donken, captain)
Oevid Molander (Walter Fahr, engineer)
Eugen Klöpfer (Volkert, helmsman)
Guido Herzfeld (Dr Milius)
Kissa von Sievers (Helgas Zofe)
Emil Lind (Keigo Soluma, Professor of Astronomy)

Alternative Titles

The Arc – US title

Sequel
Der Letzten Menschen (1919)

References

Books
Horror and Science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis p.26 – credits
by Walt Lee – credits