Fun Size Review: Theodor Körner (1912)

An early German biographical epic that only partially survives, Theodor Körner tells the story of the life and loves of its title character.

While a bit creaky, it is an important part of German film history, leading man Friedrich Feher should be a familiar face due to his role in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and the picture should also offer some interest to any Napoleonic era nerds. It’s also a rare surviving film of leading lady Thea Sandten, who was later murdered at Auschwitz.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Our hero dies, as history demands, and he has a splendid funeral.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Plain Pound Cake. Rich, dense, old school.

Availability: Included in the Kafka Goes to the Movies box set with a suitably rousing piano and percussion score by Günter A. Buchwald.


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