The Rothchilds: Shares in Death at Waterloo
Because William I, Elector of Hesse chose not to join the Confederation of the Rhine when it was formed in 1806, William is on the run from Napoleon. In Frankfurt, he gives obligations from his Hessians, worth £600,000, to Mayer Amschel Rothschild so that Rothschild can carry them to England into safety.
Rothschild however uses the money to make profits for himself. His sons, Nathan Rothschild in London and James Rothschild in Paris, support him. They use the money to finance the army of Wellington in the war against Napoleon in Spain. In 1815, Nathan makes his shadiest move when he spreads the rumour that Napoleon had won in the Battle of Waterloo, causing the stock prices in London to fall rapidly. When the truth is revealed, he had already bought equities for a ridiculously low price.
After a decade, the Rothschilds had already accumulated a fortune of £11 million by using the elector's money. Finally, Nathan joins forces with the commissioner of the British treasury to enslave all of Europe.
The film ends with a burning Star of David over a map showing the major cities of Europe.
Erich Ponto as Mayer Amschel Rothschild
Carl Kuhlmann as Nathan Rothschild
Herbert Hübner as Turner
Albert Florath as Bearing
Hans Stiebner as Bronstein
Walter Franck as Herries
Waldemar Leitgeb as Wellington
Hans Leibelt as König Ludwig XVIII
Bernhard Minetti as Fouché
Albert Lippert as James Rothschild
Herbert Wilk as George Crayton
Hilde Weissner as Sylvia Turner
Ludwig Linkmann as Leib Herch
Bruno Hübner as Ruthworth
Rudolf Carl as Rubiner
Michael Bohnen as Kurfürst Wilhelm IX
Herbert Gernot as Clifford
Theo Shall as Selfridge
Ursula Deinert as Harriet
Hubert von Meyerinck as Baron Vitrolles