The Golden Butterfly

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The Golden Butterfly
The Golden Butterfly.jpg
French release poster
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Produced by Arnold Pressburger
Written by Jane Bess
Adolf Lantz
P.G. Wodehouse
Starring Hermann Leffler
Lili Damita
Music by Willy Schmidt-Gentner
Cinematography Gustav Ucicky
Eduard von Borsody
Distributed by Phoebus Film
Release date
  • 30 August 1926 (1926-08-30) (Germany)
Country Weimar Republic

The Golden Butterfly (German: Der goldene Schmetterling) is a 1926 Austrian-German silent drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Hermann Leffler, Lili Damita and Nils Asther.

The film was shot at the Johannisthal Studios in Berlin and on location in London and Cambridge. The film's sets were designed by the art director Paul Leni. It was made as a co-production between the Austrian Sascha Film and the German Phoebus Film. It was released in Britain by the Stoll Pictures company. It was the last film directed by the Hungarian Michael Curtiz in Germany before he emigrated to the United States.[1]



  1. ^ Von Dassanowsky p.30


  • Robert Von Dassanowsky. Austrian Cinema. McFarland & Co, 2005.

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