Knowledge Identifier: +Fritz_Lang
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1890.
Countries: United States (37%), Germany (25%), France (13%)
Linked to: British Film Institute, Jews, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, University Press of Kentucky
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"
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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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
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.
Ludwig Stossel - In 1933, Stössel received a small part in Fritz Lang's famous mystery thriller "Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse"
He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1939.
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
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
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
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.
Lang found it harder to find congenial production conditions in Hollywood and his advancing age left him less inclined to grapple with American backers.
New York City, United States: The Criterion Collection after his marriage to Thea von Harbou, who stayed behind, ended in 1933