The scenes between Frederick and the excellent Bernhard Minetti as von Wallis are superb and there are effective cameos by Lil Dagover as Madame de Pompadour, Kathe Haak as Maria Theresa and Agnes Strauss as the Czarina. Cinematography is done by the great Bruno Mondi. The musical score done by Marc Roland is splendid. The actor playing Frederick is excellent. Especially when compared with the cartoonish portrayal of Admiral Nelson in the Hollywood movie.