Thea von Harbou
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Gloria Grahame
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Friedrich Nietzsche
Brigitte Helm
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Glenn Ford
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Lee Marvin
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The Big Heat
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Fritz Lang

Knowledge Identifier: +Fritz_Lang


Fritz Lang

Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actoradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1890.

Countries: United States (37%), Germany (25%), France (13%)

Main connections: Thea von Harbou, Gloria Grahame, Friedrich Nietzsche

Linked to: British Film Institute, Jews, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, University Press of Kentucky




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Fritz Lang himself was baptized on 28 December 1890 at the Schottenkirche in Vienna . add something


Brigitte Helm - "'Brigitte Helm"' was a German actress, best remembered for her dual role as Maria and her double, the Maschinenmensch, in Fritz Lang's 1927 silent film "Metropolis"


In 1910 he left Vienna to see the world, traveling throughout Europe and Africa and later Asia and the Pacific area. add something


In 1913, he studied painting in Paris, France. add something


While recovering from his injuries and shell shock in 1916, he wrote some scenarios and ideas for films. add something


Joe May - In 1917 he gave Fritz Lang one of his earliest breaks in the film industry as screenwriter on the film "Die Hochzeit im Excentricclub " and Lang worked on other May films at this time


In 1920, he met his future wife, the writer and actress Thea von Harbou. add something


Muhammad Asad - After abandoning university in Vienna, Weiss drifted aimlessly around 1920s Germany, working briefly for the expressionist film director, Fritz Lang


Georg John - Beginning in the 1920s, John appeared in the films of notable German filmmakers, where he often played bizarre, gnome-like figures, such as the beggar in Fritz Lang's "Der müde Tod" , and the blind balloon-seller who recognizes the murderer due to a whistled song in 1931's "M"


Film - However, in the 1920s, European filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein, F. W. Murnau and Fritz Lang, in many ways inspired by the meteoric wartime progress of film through Griffith, along with the contributions of Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton and others, quickly caught up with American film-making and continued to further advance the medium


The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari - Through film director Fritz Lang, Janowitz and May 1920 er met with Erich Pommer, head of production at the Decla-Bioscop film studio, on 19 April 1919, to discuss selling the script


She and Lang co-wrote all of his movies from 1921 through 1933, including 1922's Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler, which ran for over four hours in two parts in the original version and was the first in the Dr. Mabuse trilogy, 1924's Die Nibelungen, the famed 1927 masterpiece Metropolis, and the 1931 classic, M, his first "talking" picture. add something


Gustav Frohlich - He landed secondary roles in a number of films and plays before landing his breakthrough role of Freder Fredersen in Fritz Lang's 1927 film "Metropolis"


Alfred Abel - His best-known performance was as Joh Fredersen in Fritz Lang's 1927 film, "Metropolis"


Robotics - In 1927 the "Maschinenmensch" gynoid humanoid robot was the first depiction of a robot ever to appear on film was played by German actress Brigitte Helm in Fritz Lang's film Metropolis


On the set of The Woman in the Moon, 1929. add something


Whereas Lang was worried about the advent of the Nazi regime, partly because of his Jewish heritage, his wife and screen writer Thea von Harbou had started to sympathize with the Nazis in the early 1930s and joined the NSDAP in 1932. add something


In 1931, after Woman in the Moon, Lang directed what many film scholars consider to be his masterpiece: M, a disturbing story of a child murderer (Peter Lorre in his first starring role) who is hunted down and brought to rough justice by Berlin's criminal underworld. add something


Peter Kurten - Fritz Lang's 1931 film "M", in which a serial child killer terrorizes a big city, is often said to have been based upon Kürten, but Lang denied that Kürten was an influence


Gustaf Grundgens - Apart from straight theatre, Gründgens worked with Otto Klemperer at the Kroll Opera, as a Kabarett artist and as a movie actor, most notably in Fritz Lang's 1931 film M, which decisively added to his popularity


Celia Lovsky - Celia was instrumental in bringing Lorre to the attention of Fritz Lang, leading eventually to Lorre's debut film "M" in 1931


Adolf Hitler came to power in January 1933, and by March 30, the new regime banned it as an incitement to public disorder. add something


Ludwig Stossel - In 1933, Stössel received a small part in Fritz Lang's famous mystery thriller "Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse"


Whatever the details, Lang did in fact leave Germany in 1934 and moved to Paris after his marriage to Thea von Harbou, who stayed behind, ended in 1933. add something


He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1939. add something


George McFarland - He appeared as a juvenile performer in many non-Roach feature films, including the Wheeler & Woolsey comedy "Kentucky Kernels" and two Fritz Lang features of the 1940s


Randolph Scott - In 1941 Scott returned to Zane Grey country by co-starring with Robert Young in the Technicolor production "Western Union", directed by Fritz Lang


Margaret Lindsay - Lindsay appeared in a supporting role in the 1942 film, "The Spoilers", starring John Wayne, and in Fritz Lang's "Scarlet Street" in 1945


Cloak and Dagger (1946 film) - "'Cloak and Dagger"' is a 1946 film directed by Fritz Lang, starring Gary Cooper


Peter Lindbergh - His works are not just inspired by Fritz Lang's Metropolis or Eisenstein's Potemkin, or Lang's Depression-era images, but by Lindbergh's own 1950s childhood, living across the Rhine from the foreboding Krupp steelworks in the industrial Ruhrland city of Duisburg


George Reeves - He performed on live television anthology programs as well as on radio and returned to Hollywood in 1951 for a role in a Fritz Lang film, "Rancho Notorious"


Lee Marvin - His debut was in You're in the Navy Now, and in 1952 he appeared in several films, including Don Siegel's Duel at Silver Creek, Hangman's Knot, and the war drama Eight Iron Men. He played Gloria Grahame's vicious boyfriend in Fritz Lang's The Big Heat.


Glenn Anders - Other film roles included "M" , a remake of Fritz Lang's 1931 classic


The Big Heat - "'The Big Heat"' is a 1953 film noir directed by Fritz Lang, starring Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, and Lee Marvin


Cahiers du cinema - A 1954 article by Truffaut attacked "La qualité française" and was the manifesto for 'la politique des Auteurs' which Andrew Sarris later termed the auteur theory resulting in the re-evaluation of Hollywood films and directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hawks, Robert Aldrich, Nicholas Ray, and Fritz Lang


La Bete Humaine (film) - In 1954 director Fritz Lang remade the picture as "Human Desire," a "film noir" featuring Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford, among others


Moonfleet (1955 film) - "'Moonfleet"' is a 1955 Eastman Color film filmed in CinemaScope directed by Fritz Lang which was inspired by the novel "Moonfleet" by J. Meade Falkner, although significant alterations were made in the characters and plot


Sabine Bethmann - Bethmann was born in Tilsit, East Prussia, she first appeared in the 1956 movie "Waldwinter" and became popular by her Fritz Lang movies like The Tiger of Eschnapur and The Indian Tomb


Dana Andrews - Two movies for Fritz Lang in 1956, "While the City Sleeps" and "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt", and two for Jacques Tourneur, "Night of the Demon" and "The Fearmakers" , are well regarded


Wolfgang Preiss - In addition, for the cinema-going public of West Germany he became the epitome of the evil genius in his role as Doctor Mabuse, a role he first played in 1960 in Fritz Lang's "The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse"


Lang appears as himself in Jean-Luc Godard's 1963 film Le Mepris. add something


In David Foster Wallace's novel Infinite Jest, Lang is mentioned in tandem with James Cameron on page 48. add something


Henry Chapier - San Sebastián International Film Festival - He won for his first film "Sex Power" the Silver Shell at the San Sebastián International Film Festival in 1970, in which Fritz Lang was the jury


Lang found it harder to find congenial production conditions in Hollywood and his advancing age left him less inclined to grapple with American backers. add something


Lang died in 1976 and was interred in the Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles . add something


Obituary "Variety", August 4, 1976, page 63 add something


New York City, United States: The Criterion Collection after his marriage to Thea von Harbou, who stayed behind, ended in 1933 add something