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Karl Platen

  • Mar 06, 1877 - Jul 04, 1952 (age 75)
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1952
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Karl Platen

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1943
Romanze in Moll
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MovieJun 25, 1943

Romanze in Moll

A grieving husband tries to uncover the truth behind …
A grieving husband tries to uncover the truth behind his wife's suicide, leading him to discover a tragic tale of infidelity and redemption.
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The Eternal Tone
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MovieJun 18, 1943

The Eternal Tone

The Eternal Tone (German: Der ewige Klang) is a 1943 …
The Eternal Tone (German: Der ewige Klang) is a 1943 German drama film directed by Günther Rittau and starring Elfriede Datzig, Rudolf Prack and Olga Tschechowa. It was shot at the Babelsberg and Tempelhof Studios in Berlin and on location in Kitzbühel in Tyrol. The film's sets were designed by the art director Artur Günther.
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1942
Diesel
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MovieNov 13, 1942

Diesel

Diesel is a 1942 German biographical film directed …
Diesel is a 1942 German biographical film directed by Gerhard Lamprecht and starring Willy Birgel, Hilde Weissner and Paul Wegener. It portrays the life of Rudolf Diesel, the German inventor of the diesel engine. It was one of a series of prestigious biopics made in Nazi Germany portraying genius inventors or artists struggling against the societies in which they live. The film was based on a biography by Eugen Diesel, one of Diesel's children.
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1939
Wir tanzen um die Welt
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MovieDec 22, 1939

Wir tanzen um die Welt

We Danced Around the …
We Danced Around the World (German: Wir tanzen um die Welt) is a 1939 German musical film directed by Karl Anton and starring Charlotte Thiele, Irene von Meyendorff and Carola Höhn. It is a backstage musical. The film's sets were designed by Paul Markwitz and Fritz Maurischat.
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Robert Koch
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MovieSep 26, 1939

Robert Koch

The young country doctor Dr. Robert Koch is desperate …
The young country doctor Dr. Robert Koch is desperate seeking a cure for a tuberculosis epidemic costing many children in his district life.
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1938
People Who Travel
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MovieJul 1, 1938

People Who Travel

Travelling People (German:Fahrendes Volk) …
Travelling People (German:Fahrendes Volk) is a 1938 German drama film directed by Jacques Feyder and starring Hans Albers, Françoise Rosay and Camilla Horn. It is a circus film. It premiered in Hamburg on 1 July 1938. A Separate French-language version People Who Travel (Les gens du voyage) was also released. While it was also directed by Feyder and starred Rosay, the rest of the cast were different.
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1937
Fridericus
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MovieFeb 8, 1937

Fridericus

In 18th century Europe, King Friedrich II of Prussia …
In 18th century Europe, King Friedrich II of Prussia leads his army through the seven-years-war with neighboring states, and after numerous near defeats, eventually brings a victorious army back to Berlin.
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1936
The Night with the Emperor
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MovieDec 22, 1936

The Night with the Emperor

The Night With the …
The Night With the Emperor (German: Die Nacht mit dem Kaiser) is a 1936 German historical comedy film directed by Erich Engel and starring Jenny Jugo, Richard Romanowsky and Friedrich Benfer. The film is set in 1808 at the Congress of Erfurt.
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Ave Maria
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MovieAug 21, 1936

Ave Maria

An opera singer has had one great love in his life, that …
An opera singer has had one great love in his life, that for a devoted french-girl who died. He comes to Paris for his annual visit to her grave on the anniversary of her death, but is forced to go through with a concert his manager had arranged without his knowledge. The manager visits a shady night club and, while intoxicated, drops information to a hard-boiled entertainer and her gigolo of the singers' great sorrow and wealth. The wealth part impresses the pair. The girl meets and accompanies the singer to Naples, after playing on his sympathies with lies and deception. The singer and the girl announce their engagement, but he discovers her duplicity and she, now genuinely in love with him, flees the consequences. She is injured in an automobile accident and the singer, having learned of her repentance and true affectation for him, takes her for his bride.
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Der Bettelstudent
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MovieAug 7, 1936

Der Bettelstudent

To take a revenge on countess Laura, who slapped him at …
To take a revenge on countess Laura, who slapped him at his proposal, the Governor of the occupied Poland gets her fall in love with a poor student, and exposes him during wedding banquet.
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Die Stunde der Versuchung
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MovieJul 14, 1936

Die Stunde der Versuchung

The Hour of Temptation …
The Hour of Temptation (German: Die Stunde der Versuchung) is a 1936 German mystery film directed by Paul Wegener and starring Gustav Fröhlich, Lída Baarová and Harald Paulsen. The film's sets were designed by Karl Machus and Otto Moldenhauer.
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1935
An Ideal Husband
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MovieSep 6, 1935

An Ideal Husband

Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government …
Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer and the despair of his father. Goring knows the lady of old, and, for him, takes the whole thing pretty seriously.
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Knockout - Ein junges Mädchen, ein junger Mann
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MovieMar 1, 1935

Knockout - Ein junges Mädchen, ein j…

Marianne is an …
Marianne is an accountant, but since she is so pretty the employment agency sends her to the theater. There, Max's gaffer falls in love with Marianne and persuades her to stay at the theater. Once he has to defend her against a professional boxer who harasses her. Although Max loses his position, but receives an offer from Box Manager Schmidtchen. When Max learns that Marianne is engaged, he goes to Schmidtchen's boxing school in Hamburg.
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1934
Master of the World
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MovieAug 11, 1934

Master of the World

A German scientist designs and builds a machine that will …
A German scientist designs and builds a machine that will do dangerous work instead of placing humans in jeopardy. But the machine itself turns out to have disastrous effects on the people involved.
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Hanneles Himmelfahrt
MovieApr 13, 1934

Hanneles Himmelfahrt

The story of Hannele, an unhappy girl who is beaten …
The story of Hannele, an unhappy girl who is beaten by her stepfather and tries to commit suicide.
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Gypsy Blood
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MovieMar 26, 1934

Gypsy Blood

Gypsy Blood (German: Zigeunerblut) is a 1934 …
Gypsy Blood (German: Zigeunerblut) is a 1934 German comedy film directed by Charles Klein and starring Adele Sandrock, Georg Alexander and Erik Ode. It was released by the German subsidiary of Universal Pictures. In Austria it was known by the title Das Ungarmädel.
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The Black Whale
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MovieMar 2, 1934

The Black Whale

The Black Whale (German: Der schwarze Walfisch) is a …
The Black Whale (German: Der schwarze Walfisch) is a 1934 German drama film directed by Fritz Wendhausen and starring Emil Jannings, Angela Salloker and Max Gülstorff. It is based on the 1932 play Fanny by Marcel Pagnol.
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Es tut sich was um Mitternacht
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MovieMar 2, 1934

Es tut sich was um Mitternacht

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So ein Flegel
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MovieFeb 13, 1934

So ein Flegel

This is an earlier, much less successful version of the …
This is an earlier, much less successful version of the Die Feuerzangenbowle (1944), but the story is basically the same: The famous writer Hans Pfeiffer has problems in directing his latest play about a high-school class. He's told the reason is that he never attended a regular school, so he decides to swap roles with his younger brother Erich, who's a never-graduating, always kidding senior in a small-town high-school. When Erich aka Hans suddenly turns from class clown into the role model of a pupil, everyone believes it's just another prank. So Hans is practically forced to take over Erich's standard... and enjoys it.
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Elisabeth und der Narr
MovieJan 24, 1934

Elisabeth und der Narr

Elisabeth und der Narr …
Elisabeth und der Narr ("Elisabeth and the jester") is a 1934 German drama film directed by Thea von Harbou and starring Hertha Thiele. It tells the story of a young woman at a girls' boarding school connected to a monastery, and the intrigues caused by a man who is obsessed with the monastery's organ. The film was the directing debut of Harbou, who was known for her screenplays for directors such as Fritz Lang and F. W. Murnau. Filming began on 12 October 1933 in Meersburg and the Lake Constance area. The film premiered on 24 January 1934.
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1933
Anna and Elizabeth
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MovieApr 13, 1933

Anna and Elizabeth

Anna a young girl is thought of having the ability to heal …
Anna a young girl is thought of having the ability to heal people mysteriously. Elisabeth a middle aged aristocratic woman, is disabled and puts all her hopes in meeting Anna and having her disability heal by her.
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The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
MovieJan 1, 1933

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

The Testament of Dr. …
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (German: Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse), also called The Last Will of Dr. Mabuse, is a 1933 German crime-thriller film directed by Fritz Lang. The movie is a sequel to Lang's silent film Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922) and features many cast and crew members from Lang's previous films. The film features Rudolf Klein-Rogge as Dr. Mabuse who is in an insane asylum where he is found frantically writing his crime plans. When Mabuse's criminal plans begin to be implemented, Inspector Lohmann (played by Otto Wernicke) tries to find the solution with clues from gangster Thomas Kent (Gustav Diessl), the institutionalized Hofmeister (Karl Meixner) and Professor Baum (Oscar Beregi Sr.) who becomes obsessed with Dr. Mabuse.
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1932
Die Gräfin von Monte-Christo
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MovieApr 22, 1932

Die Gräfin von Monte-Christo

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The Countess of Monte Cristo (German: Die Gräfin von Monte-Christo) is a 1932 German comedy drama film directed by Karl Hartl and starring Brigitte Helm, Rudolf Forster and Lucie Englisch. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Robert Herlth and Walter Röhrig. It was shot at the Babelsberg Studios outside Berlin and on location in Vienna and the ski resort of Semmering. It was remade in the United States in 1934 with Fay Wray in the lead role.
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1931
M
MovieMay 11, 1931

M

In Germany, Hans Beckert is an unknown killer of girls. He …
In Germany, Hans Beckert is an unknown killer of girls. He whistles Edvard Grieg's 'In The Hall of the Mountain King', from the 'Peer Gynt' Suite I Op. 46 while attracting the little girls for death. The police force pressed by the Minister give its best effort trying unsuccessfully to arrest the serial killer. The organized crime has great losses due to the intense search and siege of the police and decides to chase the murderer, with the support of the beggars association. They catch Hans and briefly judge him.
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1930
Zwei Menschen
MovieDec 22, 1930

Zwei Menschen

Two People (German: Zwei Menschen) is a 1930 …
Two People (German: Zwei Menschen) is a 1930 German historical drama film directed by Erich Waschneck and starring Charlotte Susa, Gustav Fröhlich and Fritz Alberti. The film was distributed by the German subsidiary of Universal Pictures. It is adapted from 1911 novel of the same title by Richard Voss. It has been filmed in Germany on two other occasions a 1924 silent Two People by Hanns Schwarz and a 1952 sound film Two People by Paul May.
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The Land of Smiles
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MovieNov 9, 1930

The Land of Smiles

At a diplomat's mansion, Das Land des Lächelns (Land …
At a diplomat's mansion, Das Land des Lächelns (Land of Smiles) operetta is to be performed. Lisa, the diplomat's daughter, hosts an exotic guest from India, paralleling the stage story between prince Sou-Chong (Richard Tauber) and Viennese Countess Lisel (Margit Suchy), in a tale of East meets West.
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The Great Longing
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MovieAug 25, 1930

The Great Longing

The Great Longing (German: Die große Sehnsucht) is a …
The Great Longing (German: Die große Sehnsucht) is a 1930 German comedy film directed by Steve Sekely and starring Camilla Horn, Theodor Loos and Harry Frank.
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Lumpenball
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MovieAug 19, 1930

Lumpenball

Rag Ball (German: Lumpenball) is a 1930 German comedy …
Rag Ball (German: Lumpenball) is a 1930 German comedy film directed by Carl Heinz Wolff and starring Harry Frank, Irene Ambrus and Kurt Lilien. The title refers to a costume ball in which the guests turn up in tatters and rags.
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1929
It's You I Have Loved
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MovieNov 30, 1929

It's You I Have Loved

It's You I Have Loved …
It's You I Have Loved (German: Dich hab ich geliebt) is a 1929 German drama film directed by Rudolf Walther-Fein and starring Mady Christians, Walter Jankuhn and Hans Stüwe. It is considered the first full sound film to be made in Germany (following part-sound films which had been released earlier in the year). When it was released in the United States, the film's plot was compared to that of The Jazz Singer. It is also known as Because I Loved You.
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Woman in the Moon
MovieOct 15, 1929

Woman in the Moon

A tenacious scientist blasts off for the moon in hopes of …
A tenacious scientist blasts off for the moon in hopes of riches that may be found there.
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Her Dark Secret
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MovieJan 19, 1929

Her Dark Secret

Her Dark Secret (German: Ihr dunkler Punkt) is a 1929 …
Her Dark Secret (German: Ihr dunkler Punkt) is a 1929 German silent comedy film directed by Johannes Guter and starring Lilian Harvey, Willy Fritsch and Harry Halm. The film reuninted Harvey and Fritsch who had previously appeared together in Chaste Susanne (1926), although this time their characters become a couple at the end of the film. This provided a template for a number of popular films over the following decade such as The Three from the Filling Station.
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1928
Dornenweg einer Fürstin
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MovieNov 12, 1928

Dornenweg einer Fürstin

Rasputin (German: …
Rasputin (German: Dornenweg einer Fürstin) is a 1928 German-Soviet drama film directed by Nikolai Larin and Boris Nevolin and starring Vladimir Gajdarov, Suzanne Delmas and Ernst Rückert. The film's sets were designed by Carl Ludwig Kirmse.
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Scampolo
MovieApr 17, 1928

Scampolo

Scampolo is a young orphan in Rome, Italy, who survives …
Scampolo is a young orphan in Rome, Italy, who survives by doing all kinds of little jobs. Her only comforts in life are a little dog and an old professor, who both like to eat sugar. She's rejected by her drunken aunt because of the dog, and has to leave the house. Soon after, the dog dies. Scampolo then meets a young penniless engineering student, Sacchi, who's having an affair with an annoying "femme fatale". Scampolo becomes his maid, and the two gradually fall in love. One day, the government decides to fund a major engineering project designed by Sacchi, and he has to leave for Africa. Scampolo is desperate. At the station, while the train is already moving, Sacchi pulls her up, and takes her with him to Africa.
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Luther
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MovieFeb 16, 1928

Luther

A silent film about the life and works of Martin Luther.
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1927
Eins + Eins = Drei
MovieDec 9, 1927

Eins + Eins = Drei

One Plus One Equals Three (German:Eins + Eins = …
One Plus One Equals Three (German:Eins + Eins = Drei) is a 1927 German silent film directed by Felix Basch and starring Veit Harlan, Georg Alexander and Claire Rommer. The film's art direction was by Heinrich Richter.
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Verbotene Liebe
MovieFeb 24, 1927

Verbotene Liebe

Forbidden Love (German: Verbotene Liebe) is a …
Forbidden Love (German: Verbotene Liebe) is a 1927 German silent drama film directed by Friedrich Feher and starring Magda Sonja, Evi Eva and Paul Otto. The film's sets were designed by the art director Gustav A. Knauer.
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1926
A Modern Dubarry
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MovieDec 22, 1926

A Modern Dubarry

Made in Germany, set in France and pitched to attract …
Made in Germany, set in France and pitched to attract international markets, this frothy drama features Korda's first wife María Corda, star of the Austrian silent screen, as Toinette, a shop-girl who rises to success in a fashionable dress salon.
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Children of No Importance
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MovieSep 6, 1926

Children of No Importance

Children of No Importance …
Children of No Importance or The Illegitimate (German: Die Unehelichen) is a 1926 German silent drama film directed by Gerhard Lamprecht and starring Bernhard Goetzke, Margarete Kupfer and Elsa Wagner. It was part of the series of Enlightenment films produced in Weimar Germany, examining social issues such as illegitimate children.
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The Golden Butterfly
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MovieJul 31, 1926

The Golden Butterfly

The Golden Butterfly (German: Der goldene …
The Golden Butterfly (German: Der goldene Schmetterling) is a 1926 Austrian-German silent drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Hermann Leffler, Lili Damita and Nils Asther. It was based on the 1915 short story "The Making of Mac's" by British author P. G. Wodehouse. The film was released in the United Kingdom as The Golden Butterfly, in a form shortened to 5 reels, and had a limited release in the US under the title The Road to Happiness.
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I Lost My Heart in Heidelberg
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MovieJul 13, 1926

I Lost My Heart in Heidelberg

I Lost My Heart in …
I Lost My Heart in Heidelberg (German: Ich hab mein Herz in Heidelberg verloren) is a 1926 German silent film directed by Arthur Bergen and starring Emil Höfer, Gertrud de Lalsky and Werner Fuetterer. The title alludes to the popular 1925 song I Lost My Heart in Heidelberg composed by Fred Raymond with lyrics by Fritz Löhner-Beda and Ernst Neubach. The film taps into the nostalgic reputation of Old Heidelberg.
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Menschen untereinander
MovieApr 3, 1926

Menschen untereinander

People to Each Other …
People to Each Other (German: Menschen untereinander) is a 1926 German silent film directed by Gerhard Lamprecht and starring Alfred Abel, Aud Egede-Nissen and Eduard Rothauser. The film's art direction was by Otto Moldenhauer.
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1923
Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination
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MovieOct 16, 1923

Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination

During a dinner, given by a …
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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1921
Lady Hamilton
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MovieOct 20, 1921

Lady Hamilton

The dramatic story of Lady Hamilton's rise and fall in …
The dramatic story of Lady Hamilton's rise and fall in European society during the 1700s and early 1800s, including the romantic love story with Lord Nelson.
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Destiny
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MovieOct 6, 1921

Destiny

As a young couple stops and rests in a small village inn, …
As a young couple stops and rests in a small village inn, the man is abducted by Death and is sequestered behind a huge doorless, windowless wall. The woman finds a mystic entrance and is met by Death, who tells her three separate stories set in exotic locales, all involving circumstances similar to hers. In each story, a woman, trying to save her lover from his ultimate tragic fate, fails. The young lady realizes the meaning of the tales and takes the only step she can to reunite herself with her lover.
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Der Roman eines Dienstmädchens
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MovieAug 31, 1921

Der Roman eines Dienstmädchens

The Story of a Maid …
The Story of a Maid (German: Der Roman eines Dienstmädchens) is a 1921 Austrian-German silent drama film directed by Reinhold Schünzel and starring Liane Haid, Otto Tressler and Erika Glässner. It premiered at the Marmorhaus in Berlin.
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1920
Anna Boleyn
MovieDec 3, 1920

Anna Boleyn

The story of the ill-fated second wife of the English king …
The story of the ill-fated second wife of the English king Henry VIII, whose marriage to the Henry led to momentous political and religious turmoil in England.
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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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1919
Madame DuBarry
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MovieSep 18, 1919

Madame DuBarry

The story of Madame DuBarry, the mistress of Louis XV of …
The story of Madame DuBarry, the mistress of Louis XV of France, and her loves in the time of the French revolution.
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Emerald of Death
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MovieJul 1, 1919

Emerald of Death

Thomas von Weerth lives as the last descendant of an …
Thomas von Weerth lives as the last descendant of an aristocratic family in the decayed castle. He is fascinated by the picture, 'The Boy in Blue', which shows the so-called Death Emerald.
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1877
Karl Platen
BirthMarch 1877

Karl Platen

Karl Platen was born.
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