|The Golden Plague|
|Directed by|| Louis Ralph |
|Produced by||Richard Oswald|
|Written by|| Øvre Richter Frich (novel) |
|Starring|| Louis Ralph |
|Distributed by||National Film|
|18 November 1921|
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The film's sets were designed by the art director Botho Hoefer and István Szirontai Lhotka.
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