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Fritz Kortner

  • May 12, 1892 - Jul 22, 1970 (age 78)
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1970
Fritz Kortner
PersonalJuly 1970

Fritz Kortner

Fritz Kortner passed away.
1966
Award1966

Outstanding Contributions to German Ci…

Won German Film Award - …
Won German Film Award - Special Award for Outstanding Contributions to German Cinema.
German Film Award - Special Award
1951
Bluebeard
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MovieNov 1, 1951

Bluebeard

Bluebeard (German: Blaubart) is a 1951 comedy film directed by …
Bluebeard (German: Blaubart) is a 1951 comedy film directed by Christian-Jaque and starring Hans Albers, Cécile Aubry and Fritz Kortner. It is based on the fairy tale Bluebeard by Charles Perrault. It was made as a co-production between West Germany, France and Switzerland. It was made using the Gevacolor process. A separate French-language version Barbe-Bleue was also made.
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1949
The Last Illusion
MovieApr 19, 1949

The Last Illusion

The Last Illusion (German: Der Ruf) is a 1949 German drama film …
The Last Illusion (German: Der Ruf) is a 1949 German drama film directed by Josef von Báky and starring Fritz Kortner, Johanna Hofer and Lina Carstens. It was entered into the 1949 Cannes Film Festival.
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1948
The Vicious Circle
MovieJul 21, 1948

The Vicious Circle

In Hungary, a rich baron discovers that there are extensive oil …
In Hungary, a rich baron discovers that there are extensive oil deposits underneath nearby properties owned by villagers. He manages to convince all the property owners to sell to him, except for a few properties owned by Jewish families. Infuriated at their refusal to sell to him, he attempts, with the help of some corrupt local police, to have the men charged with the murder of a local woman, who in reality actually committed suicide.
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Berlin Express
MovieMay 1, 1948

Berlin Express

In divided Germany just after WWII, people from many different …
In divided Germany just after WWII, people from many different countries are passengers on a train. When one of the passengers, a German working for peace, is kidnapped by people who don't want his ideas to work, the others must set aside their differences and work together to find him in time for an important conference.
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1947
The Brasher Doubloon
MovieFeb 6, 1947

The Brasher Doubloon

Philip Marlowe is hired when a rare doubloon is stolen, and he …
Philip Marlowe is hired when a rare doubloon is stolen, and he soon discovers that it is being used for blackmail purposes. Marlowe's involvement has him encounter a girl who goes into hysterics when touched by a man; a domineering mother; three corpses; a couple of scuffles in which he gets his clock cleaned; a secretary who killed her boss, which is the reason Raymond Chandler called his story "The High Window", and a rich boy (who qualifies as a S.O.B. by two definitions) who is having trouble with the Mafia. So, what's not to like.
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1946
The Razor's Edge
MovieNov 19, 1946

The Razor's Edge

An adventuresome young man goes off to find himself and …
An adventuresome young man goes off to find himself and loses his socialite fiancée in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married.
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Somewhere in the Night
MovieMay 19, 1946

Somewhere in the Night

George Taylor returns from …
George Taylor returns from WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, while trying to track down his old identity, he stumbles onto a 3-year old murder case and a hunt for a missing $2 million.
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The Wife of Monte Cristo
MovieApr 23, 1946

The Wife of Monte Cristo

Edmund Dantes (Martin …
Edmund Dantes (Martin Kosleck), The Count of Monte Cristo, rides again in 1832, this time accompanied by (or stood in for) his countess wife, Haydee (Lenore Aubert. He is out for vengeance (using a mask and working as "The Avenger") against those who responsible for his imprisonment in the Chateau DIf, and justice for the people of Paris who are being mistreated by the crooked Prefect of Police and his henchmen associates, which leads Dantes engaging if a skirmish with the Gendarmerie, that leaves him incapacitated for a while, and Haydee takes his place as "The Avenger."
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1944
The Hitler Gang
MovieApr 26, 1944

The Hitler Gang

This movie shows us the rise of Adolf Hitler from a small …
This movie shows us the rise of Adolf Hitler from a small radical political adventurer to the dictator of Germany in the way of a gangster film. Exept for some minor inaccuracies the ...
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1943
The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler
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MovieSep 10, 1943

The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler

A man who does a good …
A man who does a good Hitler impression is made to look like Hitler as a decoy for assassination attempts.
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The Purple V
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MovieMar 12, 1943

The Purple V

The Purple V is a 1943 American war film directed by George …
The Purple V is a 1943 American war film directed by George Sherman and starring John Archer, Mary McLeod and Fritz Kortner. The Purple V marked German stage star Fritz Kortner's American film debut. Actors John Archer and Mary McLeod were borrowed from M-G-M for the production.
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1940
Der ewige Jude
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MovieNov 28, 1940

Der ewige Jude

Under the guise of a brutally honest documentary, this malevolent …
Under the guise of a brutally honest documentary, this malevolent propaganda film aims to be an "indispensable tool in the hands of the Aryan race", designed to depict the "true" Jew when the masks of western civilisation fall off.
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1937
Midnight Menace
MovieJul 1, 1937

Midnight Menace

When a reporter is killed under mysterious circumstances, …
When a reporter is killed under mysterious circumstances, the political cartoonist on his paper begins to investigate on his own. He finds that a vengeful industrialist may be trying to manipulate an international peace conference to stage a bombing attack on London.
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1935
The Crouching Beast
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MovieJan 6, 1935

The Crouching Beast

In Constantinople in 1915, Gail Dunbar, an American …
In Constantinople in 1915, Gail Dunbar, an American newspaper reporter, gets entangled in a spy network. Ahmed Bey, the head of the Turkish secret service,is trying to recover the stolen plans of the Dardanelles fortifications. Niger Druce, a British spy, asks Gail to carry out certain orders for him in the event he is killed or captured. Based on the novel "Clubfoot."
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1934
Evensong
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MovieSep 1, 1934

Evensong

Evensong is a 1934 British musical film directed by Victor Saville …
Evensong is a 1934 British musical film directed by Victor Saville and starring Evelyn Laye, Fritz Kortner and Emlyn Williams. It is loosely based on the story of the singer Nellie Melba. It was also the first film of Alec Guinness, who appears as an uncredited extra.
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Little Friend
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MovieJul 24, 1934

Little Friend

A girl becomes an unwilling witness in her parents' scandalous …
A girl becomes an unwilling witness in her parents' scandalous divorce case.
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Chu Chin Chow
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MovieMay 1, 1934

Chu Chin Chow

Musical retelling of the "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" Arabian …
Musical retelling of the "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" Arabian Nights tale.
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1931
Der Mörder Dimitri Karamasoff
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MovieFeb 6, 1931

Der Mörder Dimitri Karamasoff

Suspicion surrounds a …
Suspicion surrounds a lieutenant for killing his father.
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Danton
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MovieJan 21, 1931

Danton

Danton is a 1931 German historical drama film directed by Hans …
Danton is a 1931 German historical drama film directed by Hans Behrendt and starring Fritz Kortner, Lucie Mannheim and Gustaf Gründgens. It depicts the dramatic downfall and execution of Georges Danton in 1794 at the hands of Maximilien Robespierre.
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1930
Menschen im Käfig
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MovieNov 21, 1930

Menschen im Käfig

This is the German-language version of the British film The …
This is the German-language version of the British film The Love Storm (1931).
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Dreyfus
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MovieAug 16, 1930

Dreyfus

In late nineteenth century Alfred Dreyfus, a French army …
In late nineteenth century Alfred Dreyfus, a French army officer of Jewish heritage, is falsely accused of espionage. Found guilty of treason he is drummed out of the army and sent to prison on Devil's Island.
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The Other
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MovieAug 11, 1930

The Other

The Other (German: Der Andere) is a 1930 German drama film …
The Other (German: Der Andere) is a 1930 German drama film directed by Robert Wiene and starring Fritz Kortner, Käthe von Nagy and Heinrich George. It was based on the 1893 play Der Andere by Paul Lindau. A French-language version The Prosecutor Hallers was shot by Wiene immediately afterwards in the same Berlin studio, but with different actors.
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1929
Poison Gas
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MovieNov 13, 1929

Poison Gas

An idealistic young chemist discovers a compound that …
An idealistic young chemist discovers a compound that can be used for the production of an effective deadly poisonous gas. Against his will a chemical factory begins production of the poison gas to increase the value of their shares.
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Atlantik
MovieOct 28, 1929

Atlantik

The transatlantic liner hits an iceberg and passengers …
The transatlantic liner hits an iceberg and passengers realize that they are left only three hours to live.
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The Night of Terror
MovieSep 23, 1929

The Night of Terror

The Night of Terror (German: Die Nacht des Schreckens) is a …
The Night of Terror (German: Die Nacht des Schreckens) is a 1929 German silent film directed by Gennaro Righelli and starring Fritz Kortner, Renée Héribel and Alma Taylor. The film's sets were designed by Gustav A. Knauer and Willy Schiller.
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The Ship of Lost Men
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MovieSep 17, 1929

The Ship of Lost Men

Vela, cynical captain of a slow, decrepit sailing ship, sells …
Vela, cynical captain of a slow, decrepit sailing ship, sells passage out of Germany to fugitives. His crew are no angels either. Cheyne, a young American doctor visiting the ship, is shanghaied on a 3-month voyage to Brazil when Vela abruptly embarks. In mid-ocean, Cheyne rescues the survivor of a watery plane crash, lovely American heiress Ethel Marley; he and the ship's cook keep her hidden from captain and crew. But a brutal incident leads to mutiny and murder, putting the two Americans in great danger...building to a cliffhanger climax.
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The Woman in the Advocate's Gown
MovieAug 22, 1929

The Woman in the Advocate's Gown

The Woman in the …
The Woman in the Advocate's Gown (German: Die Frau im Talar) is a 1929 Norwegian-German silent drama film directed by Adolf Trotz and starring Aud Egede-Nissen, Paul Richter and Fritz Kortner. A female lawyer commits suicide after discovering the forgery case she is prosecuting had been committed by her own father.
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Three Loves
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MovieApr 29, 1929

Three Loves

The Woman One Longs For (German: Die Frau, nach der …
The Woman One Longs For (German: Die Frau, nach der man sich sehnt) is a 1929 German silent drama film directed by Curtis Bernhardt and starring Marlene Dietrich, Fritz Kortner and Frida Richard. It was based on the novel of the same title by Max Brod, published in Vienna by Paul Zsolnay Verlag in 1927. Made partly at the Babelsberg Studios, the film premiered on 29 April 1929 at the Mozartsaal in Berlin. The film's art direction was by Robert Neppach. It is also known by the alternative title The Three Lovers.
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Somnambul
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MovieFeb 7, 1929

Somnambul

Somnambul is a 1929 German silent horror film directed by …
Somnambul is a 1929 German silent horror film directed by Adolf Trotz and starring Fritz Kortner, Erna Morena and Veit Harlan. The film is set against the backdrop of spiritualism. The Berlin clairvoyant Elsbeth Guenther-Geffers appeared in the film. The film's art director was August Rinaldi.
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Pandora's Box
MovieJan 30, 1929

Pandora's Box

The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young …
The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.
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1927
The Mistress of the Governor
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MovieDec 16, 1927

The Mistress of the Governor

The Mistress of the Governor …
The Mistress of the Governor (German: Die Geliebte des Gouverneurs) is a 1927 German silent film directed by Friedrich Feher and starring Magda Sonja, Fritz Kortner and Otto Wallburg. The film's art direction was by Max Knaake.
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Mary Stuart
MovieDec 1, 1927

Mary Stuart

Mary Stuart (German: Maria Stuart) is a 1927 German silent …
Mary Stuart (German: Maria Stuart) is a 1927 German silent historical film directed by Friedrich Feher and Leopold Jessner and starring Magda Sonja, Fritz Kortner and Walter Janssen. It portrays the reign of Mary, Queen of Scots.
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Students' Love
MovieJun 3, 1927

Students' Love

"First Love" - Karsten, a college boy, oppressed to the point …
"First Love" - Karsten, a college boy, oppressed to the point of suicide by harsh teachers, calls on the girl he loves Ellen. He finds her about to be raped by a seducer. Karsten shoots the attacker.
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Mata Hari
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MovieMay 2, 1927

Mata Hari

The Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari is accused of spying for …
The Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari is accused of spying for Germany during the First World War.
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The Life of Beethoven
MovieFeb 18, 1927

The Life of Beethoven

The Life of Beethoven …
The Life of Beethoven (German: Das Leben des Beethoven) is a 1927 Austrian silent drama film directed by Hans Otto and starring Fritz Kortner, Heinz Altringen and Ernst Baumeister.
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1924
Modern Marriages
MovieDec 10, 1924

Modern Marriages

Modern Marriages (German: Moderne Ehen) is a 1924 …
Modern Marriages (German: Moderne Ehen) is a 1924 Czech-German silent comedy film directed by Hans Otto and starring Fritz Kortner and Helena Makowska.
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The Hands of Orlac
MovieMay 6, 1924

The Hands of Orlac

A world-famous pianist loses both hands in an accident. When …
A world-famous pianist loses both hands in an accident. When new hands are grafted on, he doesn't know they once belonged to a murderer.
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Johanna Hofer
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Johanna Hofer

Johanna Hofer (30 July 1896 – 30 June 1988) was a German …
Johanna Hofer (30 July 1896 – 30 June 1988) was a German film actress. She appeared in 34 films between 1926 and 1982.
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1923
Warning Shadows
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MovieOct 16, 1923

Warning Shadows

During a dinner, given by a wealthy baron and his wive, attended …
During a dinner, given by a wealthy baron and his wive, attended by four of her suitors in a 19th century German manor, a shadow-player rescues the marriage by giving all the guests a vision what might happen tonight if the baron stays jealous and the suitors do not reduce their advances towards his beautiful wife. Or was it a vision?
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Poor Sinner
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MovieJun 22, 1923

Poor Sinner

Poor Sinner (German: Arme Sünderin) is a 1923 German …
Poor Sinner (German: Arme Sünderin) is a 1923 German silent drama film directed by Pier Antonio Gariazzo and starring Alfred Abel, Diana Karenne and Fritz Kortner.
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Nora
MovieFeb 2, 1923

Nora

Nora is a 1923 German silent drama film directed by …
Nora is a 1923 German silent drama film directed by Berthold Viertel and starring Olga Tschechowa, Carl Ebert and Fritz Kortner. It is an adaptation of the 1879 play A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen. It premiered in Berlin on 2 February 1923. The film's art direction was by Walter Reimann.
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1922
Peter the Great
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MovieNov 2, 1922

Peter the Great

Peter the Great (German: Peter der Große) is a 1922 German …
Peter the Great (German: Peter der Große) is a 1922 German silent historical film directed by Dimitri Buchowetzki and starring Emil Jannings, Bernhard Goetzke and Dagny Servaes. It depicts the life of the reformist Russian Tsar Peter the Great. It premiered in Berlin on 2 November 1922. The film's art direction was by Hans Dreier.
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1921
Hintertreppe
MovieDec 11, 1921

Hintertreppe

A crippled mailman is in love with a maid who lives in the same …
A crippled mailman is in love with a maid who lives in the same building he does in one of the city's poor neighborhoods. She, however, is in love with a wealthy, handsome young man. Desperate to win her love, he begins to intercept love letters they send to each other and replaces them with his own messages, which each thinks is from the other. His plan seems to be succeeding, but then something happens that bring tragic results to them all.
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The Conspiracy in Genoa
MovieFeb 24, 1921

The Conspiracy in Genoa

The Conspiracy in Genoa …
The Conspiracy in Genoa (German: Die Verschwörung zu Genua) is a 1921 German silent historical drama film directed by Paul Leni and starring Wilhelm Diegelmann, Maria Fein and Fritz Kortner. It is an adaptation of the 1783 play Fiesco by Friedrich Schiller.
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1920
The Night of Queen Isabeau
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MovieNov 18, 1920

The Night of Queen Isabeau

The Night of Queen Isabeau …
The Night of Queen Isabeau (German: Die Nacht der Königin Isabeau) is a 1920 German silent historical drama film directed by Robert Wiene and starring Fern Andra, Fritz Kortner, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski and Elsa Wagner. The film depicts the marriage between the mad Charles VI of France and his wife Queen Isabeau. The film is now considered a lost film, but contemporary reviews praised Wiene's direction. The story revolves around insanity, a common theme in his films.
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Catherine the Great
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MovieOct 22, 1920

Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great (German: Katharina die Große) is a …
Catherine the Great (German: Katharina die Große) is a 1920 German silent historical film directed by Reinhold Schünzel and starring Lucie Höflich, Fritz Kortner and Fritz Delius. The film was an epic portrayal of the life of Catherine the Great of Russia. 4,000 extras and 500 horses were used.
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The Brothers Karamazov
MovieSep 20, 1920

The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov …
The Brothers Karamazov (German: Die Brüder Karamasoff) is a 1921 German silent drama film directed by Carl Froelich and an uncredited Dimitri Buchowetzki and starring Fritz Kortner, Bernhard Goetzke and Emil Jannings. It is an adaptation of the 1880 novel The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
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Va banque
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MovieJun 27, 1920

Va banque

Va banque is a 1920 German silent drama film directed by Léo …
Va banque is a 1920 German silent drama film directed by Léo Lasko and starring Fritz Kortner, Edith Meller and Meinhart Maur. It premiered at the Marmorhaus in Berlin. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Robert A. Dietrich and Robert Neppach.
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Satan
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MovieJan 30, 1920

Satan

A three-part historical film, with episode one taking place in …
A three-part historical film, with episode one taking place in ancient Egypt, the second is based on the Hugo novel, and the third episode takes place during the 1917 Russian revolution.
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1919
Else of Erlenhof
MovieDec 26, 1919

Else of Erlenhof

Else of Erlenhof (German: Else von Erlenhof ) is a 1919 Austrian …
Else of Erlenhof (German: Else von Erlenhof ) is a 1919 Austrian silent drama film directed by and starring Fritz Kortner.
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Fritz Kortner
BirthMay 1892

Fritz Kortner

Fritz Kortner was born.
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