The Blue Swords

Directed by Wolfgang Schleif
1949    1h 39m
A biography of Johann Friedrich Böttger, who in 1709 invented the first white porcelain in Europe. The apprentice apothecary and assistant to a "gold producer" fled from the Prussian King - into Saxony. But there he finds King Frederick August the Strong after him: the young man is told to produce gold for the king, and is thus brought to a fortress and equipped with everything he would need for the task. Naturally, Böttger has known for a while that actual gold production is a myth and instead experiments with porcelain; it should be as white as it is in China, he figures. Once he finally succeeds in surprising the King with the "white gold," he vainly hopes for freedom... a tragic error.
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Cast of The Blue Swords
  • Hans QuestJohann Böttger
  • Ilse SteppatFrau von Tschirnhausen
  • Herbert HübnerNehmitz
  • Albert BesslerFinanzminister
  • Alexander EngelHerr von Tschirnhausen
  • Willy A. KleinauAugust der Starke
  • Marianne PrenzelKatharina
  • Paul WagnerKönig Friedrich I.
  • Werner PledathKreisamtmann von Wittenberg
  • Klaus MiedelLaskari
  • Rolf WeihLeutnant Menzel
  • Johannes Bergfeldt
  • Siegfried DornbuschKöhler
  • Hans EmonsWildenstein
  • Hans FiebrandtGehilfe von Dünnbrot
  • Margarete SchönFrau Zorn
  • Erik von LoewisLeutnant von Kittwitz
  • Harry Gillmann
  • Willy Kaiser-Heyl
  • Wolfgang Kühne
  • Franz Lichtenauer
  • Heinz Lingen
  • Alfred Maack
  • Peter Marx
  • Otto Matthies
  • Willi Narloch
  • Edmund Pouch
  • Martin Rosen
  • Henning Schlüter
  • Walter Schramm
  • Werner Segtrop
  • Otto Stoeckel
  • Robert Taube
  • Friedrich Teitge
  • Axel Triebel
  • Nico Turoff
  • Inge van der Straaten
  • Walter Weinacht

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