Martin Luther (1953)

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Biopic of German priest Martin Luther (Niall MacGinnis), covering his life between 1505 and 1530 A.D., and the birth of the Protestant Reformation movement.



  • Niall MacGinnis in Martin Luther (1953)
  • Philip Leaver in Martin Luther (1953)
  • Martin Luther (1953)
  • Martin Luther (1953)
  • Niall MacGinnis in Martin Luther (1953)
  • Martin Luther (1953)

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11 December 2005 | faaus72
| Wonderfully-acted and produced masterpiece!
This excellent film brings to life Luther's growing realization that the religion, to which he had dedicated his life, was flawed. His character is shown to mature in believable stages, culminating in acts of ferocious courage.

The costumes, sets and hairstyles were authentic and help transport the viewer to the past very effectively.

Luther's message and wisdom are amply portrayed and serve as a basis for anyone to examine their beliefs.

The film does not suffer from dating, even though it was made over 50 years ago. The black and white imagery imparts a sense of timelessness, worthy of the subject matter. The acting is, almost without exception, very natural and believable.

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Release Date:

25 October 1954



Country of Origin

West Germany, USA

Filming Locations

Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)

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