Dr. Hart's Diary

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Dr. Hart's Diary
Directed by Paul Leni
Written by Hans Brenner
Produced by Paul Davidson
Cinematography Carl Hoffmann
Distributed byPAGU
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82 minutes
German intertitles

Dr. Hart's Diary (German: Das Tagebuch des Dr. Hart) is a 1917 German silent war film directed by Paul Leni and starring Heinrich Schroth, Käthe Haack and Dagny Servaes. The film depicts a German field hospital in occupied Russian Poland during the ongoing First World War.


The film was created as part of a major effort to propagandize the German-Polish friendship that leads to the re-establishment of Poland by German forces in late 1916. It was produced by Paul Davidson's PAGU in association with the propaganda agency BUFA. Shortly afterwards, hoping to produce a number of similar films, the German government founded UFA which PAGU merged into. [1]


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  1. Prawer p.4