King Frederick II (aka "Frederick the Great") of Prussia is engaged in a major battle against the Austrian army at Kunersdorf, and things aren't going well. The Austrians are inflicting major casualties, and his army is beginning to crumble. Defeat seems inevitable when a combination of events gives him hope that he may pull victory from the jaws of defeat after all.
Did You Know?
In the movie Frederic the Great shares similarities with Adolf Hitler, like Outrages, big speeches etc. Joseph Goebbels requested to avoid any similarities with Hitler, which was ignored by director Veit Harlan. Hitler himself enjoyed the movie very much. See more
Sachar Tchernyshov is portrayed as a greedy but simple-minded Russian while the actual Tchernyshov was the leader of a corp with 15000 men, which Czar Peter III of Russia gave to the Prussian King. See more
King Frederick II
[to Prince Heinrich senior
You lead a conspiracy against me. Everyone. My own family and I know many of my generals who do. But there is no space for traitors in my state. Also not for those who are born into. They should cut off your head.
The opening credits are shown below the monogram of Fredericus Rex. See more
Edited into The Marriage of Figaro