The Kaiser's Lackey (1951)

Original Title: Der Untertan

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Drama, Made in Europe, Comedy
1h 37min


Werner Peters
Diederich Heßling
Paul Esser
Regierungspräsident von Wulckow
Blandine Ebinger
Frau von Wulckow
Renate Fischer
Guste Daimchen
Carola Braunbock
Emmi Heßling
Emmy Burg
Magda Heßling
Sabine Thalbach
Agnes Göppel
Friedel Nowack
Mrs. Göpel
Erich Nadler
Father Heßling
Gertrud Bergmann
Mother Heßling
Raimund Schelcher
Dr. Wolfgang Buck
Friedrich Gnaß
Napoleon Fischer
Wolfgang Kühne
Dr. Mennicke
Fritz Staudte
Wolfgang Heise
von Brietzen
Axel Triebel
Major Kunze
Arthur Schröder
Paul Mederow
Dr. Heuteufel
Heinz Keuneke
Gottlieb Hornung
Antje Ruge
Virgin of Orleans
Viola Recklies
Young Worker


Diederich Heßling is scared of everything and everyone. But as he grows up, he comes to realize that he has to offer his services to the powers-that-be if he wants to wield power himself. His life motto now runs: bow to those at the top and tread on those below. In this way, he always succeeds: as a student in a duel-fighting student fraternity and as a businessman in a paper factory. He cajoles the obese district administrative president Von Wulkow and wins his favor. He slanders his financial rivals and hatches a plot with the social democrats in the town council. On his honeymoon with his rich wife Guste, he finally finds a chance to do his beloved Kaiser a favor. And when a memorial to the Kaiser is unveiled in the town where Diederich lives and works, he delivers the address. He stands behind the lectern in the pouring rain, saluting his Kaiser. The crowd is dispersed. Everything is laid in ruins...

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