Die Rothschilds. Aktien auf Waterloo (1940)

The Rothschilds’ Shares in Waterloo

Directed by: Erich Waschneck
Produced by: C.M. Köhn (line producer)
Written by: Gerhard T. Buchholz, Mirko Jelusich, C.M. Köhn
Music by: Johannes Müller
Cinematography: Robert Baberske
Edited by: Walter Wischniewsky
Production company: Thedor Herzel Studios
Release dates: 1940
Country: The German Reich
Language: German

Starring:

Erich Ponto: Mayer Amschel Rothschild
Carl Kuhlmann: Nathan Rothschild
Herbert Hübner: Turner
Albert Florath: Bearing
Hans Stiebner: Bronstein
Walter Franck: Herries
Waldemar Leitgeb: Wellington
Hans Leibelt: König Ludwig XVIII
Bernhard Minetti: Fouché
Albert Lippert: James Rothschild
Herbert Wilk: George Crayton
Hilde Weissner: Sylvia Turner
Ludwig Linkmann: Leib Herch
Bruno Hübner: Ruthworth
Rudolf Carl: Rubiner
Michael Bohnen: Kurfürst Wilhelm IX
Herbert Gernot: Clifford
Theo Shall: Selfridge
Ursula Deinert: Harriet
Hubert von Meyerinck: Baron Vitrolles

Plot:

Because William I, Elector of Hesse chose not to join the Confederation of the Rhine when it was formed in 1806, William is on the run from Napoleon. In Frankfurt, he gives obligations from his Hessians, worth £600,000, to Mayer Amschel Rothschild so that Rothschild can carry them to England into safety.

Rothschild however uses the money to make profits for himself. His sons, Nathan Rothschild in London and James Rothschild in Paris, support him. They use the money to finance the army of Wellington in the war against Napoleon in Spain. In 1815, Nathan makes his shadiest move when he spreads the rumour that Napoleon had won in the Battle of Waterloo, causing the stock prices in London to fall rapidly. When the truth is revealed, he had already bought equities for a ridiculously low price.

After a decade, the Rothschilds had already accumulated a fortune of £11 million by using the elector’s money. Finally, Nathan joins forces with the commissioner of the British treasury to enslave all of Europe.

The film ends with a burning Star of David over a map showing the major cities of Europe.

Die Rothschilds Aktien auf Waterloo

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