Dr. Mabuse The Gambler (1922)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Original Title: Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler Germany, 1922.  Uco-Film GmbH.  Screenplay by Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou, based on the novel by Norbert Jacques.   Cinematography by Carl Hoffmann.   Produced by Erich Pommer.  Music by Konrad Elfers, Robert Israel, Aljoscha Zimmermann.  Production Design by Otto Hunte, Erich Kettelhut,…

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Destiny (1921)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Original Title: Der müde Tod Germany, 1921.  Decla-Bioscop AG.  Screenplay by Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou.  Cinematography by Bruno Mondi, Erich Nitzschmann, Herrmann Saalfrank, Bruno Timm, Fritz Arno Wagner.  Produced by Erich Pommer.  Music by Giuseppe Becce, Karl-Ernst Sasse, Peter Schirmann.  Production Design by Robert Herlth, Walter…

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The Indian Tomb (1959)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title:  Das indische Grabmal West Germany/France/Italy, 1959.  Central Cinema Company Film, Rizzoli Film, Regina Production, Critérion Film. Screenplay by Werner Jorg Luddecke, Richard Eichberg, based on the novel by Thea von Harbou. Cinematography by Richard Angst. Produced by Artur Brauner. Music by Gerhard Becker. Production Design…

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Michael (1924)

CARL THEODOR DREYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany, 1924.  Universum Film.  Screenplay by Thea von Harbou, Carl Theodor Dreyer, based on the novel by Herman Bang.  Cinematography by Karl Freund, Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Erich Pommer.  Music by Hans Joseph Vieth.  Production Design by Hugo Haring.  Costume Design by Hugo Haring.   A famous artist (Benjamin Christensen) has a young protégé…

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The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Original title:  Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse Germany, 1933.  Nero-Film AG.  Screenplay by Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou, based on characters created by Norbert Jacques.  Cinematography by Karoly Vass, Fritz Arno Wagner.  Produced by Fritz Lang, Seymour Nebenzal.  Music by Hans Erdmann.  Production Design by Emil Hasler, Karl Vollbrecht.  Costume Design by Hans Kothe.  Film Editing by Conrad von…

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The Tiger Of Eschnapur (1959)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Original title:  Der Tiger von Eschnapur Alternate title:  Tiger Of Bengal West Germany/France/Italy, 1959.  Central Cinema Company Film, Rizzoli Film, Regina Production, Critérion Film.  Screenplay by Werner Jorg Luddecke, based on the novel Das Indische Grabmal by Thea von Harbou.  Cinematography by Richard Angst.  Produced by Artur Brauner.  Music by Michel Michelet.  Production Design by Helmut Nentwig, Willy Schatz.  Costume…

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Metropolis (1927)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Germany, 1927.  Universum Film.  Screenplay by Thea von Harbou, based on her novel.  Cinematography by Karl Freund, Gunther Rittau, Walter Ruttmann.  Produced by Erich Pommer.  Music by Gottfried Huppertz, Bernd Schultheis.  Production Design by Otto Hunte, Erich Kettelhut, Karl Vollbrecht.  Costume Design by Aenne Willkomm.  Milestone chapter in science-fiction film history, about a futuristic city run by…

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M (1931)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Germany, 1931.  Nero-Film AG.  Screenplay by Thea von Harbou, Fritz Lang, based on an article by Egon Jacobson.  Cinematography by Fritz Arno Wagner.  Produced by Seymour Nebenzal.  Production Design by Emil Hasler, Karl Vollbrecht.  Film Editing by Paul Falkenberg.  Early film noir is considered the most important step in German expressionist cinema. Directed by…

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