ⓘ Knights of the Teutonic Order (film)


ⓘ Knights of the Teutonic Order (film)

Knights of the Teutonic Order is a 1960 Polish film directed by Aleksander Ford based on the novel of the same name by Henryk Sienkiewicz.

The plot is situated in the late-14th century and early-15th century Poland and centers on the Polish–Lithuanian–Teutonic War 1409-1411 and the final Battle of Grunwald 1410. 15.000 extras were employed to create the battle scenes. The film attracted to cinema masses of viewers and remains one of the most attended films in Polish history: it sold 2 million tickets within several months, 14 million after four years and as of 1987, it had some 32.315.695 admissions. It was also exported to forty-six foreign countries, and sold 29.6 million tickets in the Soviet Union and 2.650.700 in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, and was the most successful Polish film internationally. It was a Polish submission to the 33rd Academy Awards.

It was released on 15 July 1960, the 550th anniversary of the battle of Grunwald.


1. Cast

  • Janusz Paluszkiewicz as royal marshall
  • Stanislaw Jasiukiewicz as Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights Ulrich von Jungingen
  • Cezary Julski as Zawisza Czarny
  • Jozef Kostecki as Lithuanian duke Witold
  • Mieczyslaw Kalenik as Zbyszko z Bogdanca
  • Mieczyslaw Voit as Kuno von Lichtenstein
  • Tadeusz Bialoszczynski as Duke Janusz I of Warsaw
  • Aleksander Fogiel as Macko z Bogdanca
  • Lucyna Winnicka as Duchess Anna Danuta, wife of Janusz I of Warsaw
  • Jerzy Pichelski as Powala of Taczew
  • Emil Karewicz as King Wladyslaw Jagiello
  • Andrzej Szalawski as Jurand ze Spychowa
  • Henryk Borowski as Zygfryd de Lowe
  • Leon Niemczyk as Fulko de Lorche
  • Janusz Strachocki as Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights Konrad von Jungingen
  • Jerzy Kozakiewicz as Cztan z Rogowa
  • Grazyna Staniszewska as Danusia Jurandowna
  • Urszula Modrzynska as Jagienka ze Zgorzelic
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