Power Poster

Release Date: 1934

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Ambitious Joseph Süss Oppenheimer (Conrad Veidt) rises out of the Jewish ghetto in the 1730s Duchy of Wurttemburg through shrewd business deals and by becoming indispensable to the lecherous, cruel Duke Karl Alexander (Frank Vosper). However, when Joseph defends a Jewish man against the duke, his betrayal sends him to prison, where he is to be executed unless he renounces his Jewish heritage. Shocked to learn that his father was not a Jew, Joseph nonetheless refuses to betray his heritage.

Cast: Conrad Veidt, Frank Vosper, Cedric Hardwicke, Benita Hume, Pamela Mason, Mary Clare, Paul Graetz, Haidee Wright

Director: Lothar Mendes

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Gaumont British Picture Corporation Ltd.

Keywords: Quest, Dark, Wife, Melodramatic, Sacrifice, Daughter, Family, Prison