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Paul Leni (1885–1929)


Paul Leni was born on July 8, 1885 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany as Paul Josef Levi. He was an art director and director, known for Waxworks (1924), The Man Who Laughs (1928) and The Cat and the Canary (1927). He died on September 2, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Waxworks
Waxworks Art Director
(1924)
The Man Who Laughs
(1928)
The Cat and the Canary
(1927)
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Hintertreppe Art Director
(1921)

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Expressionist German director, whose work influenced Eisenstein in Russia, as well as Hollywood film makers at Universal and RKO in the 1930's and 40's. A master at Gothic horror, he began as a stage designer for Max Reinhardt and Leopold Jessner. Directed films from 1913, as well as doubling up as art director, using stylized sets and accentuated contrasts between light and shade. His most ... See more »

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