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Walter Röhrig (1897–1945)


Was a stage designer in Zurich and member of a group of artists calling themselves 'Der Sturm'. Subsequently signed by Ufa as a painter. During the 1920's, he had a fruitful collaboration with Robert Herlth, beginning with The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920). Co-designed many striking sets, including the expressionist architecture for Faust (1926) ... See more trivia »

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Production Designer
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Hermann Warm, another designer in the Sturm group, claimed in reaction against naturalism that "films must be drawings brought to life," and both Warm and Röhrig, along with Walter Reimann, another Expressionist, came to the fore as film designers in the Expressionist style with the celebrated film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari in 1919, directed by Robert Wiene immediately after Germany's defeat in... See more »

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