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Paul Wegener
Stellan Rye (co-director)
Hanns Heinz Ewers (story) and
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September 1913 (USA) See more »
A poor student rescues a beautiful countess and soon becomes obsessed with her. A sorcerer makes a deal... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Paul Wegener 
Stellan Rye (co-director)
Writing credits
Hanns Heinz Ewers  story and
Hanns Heinz Ewers  adaptation supervision

Alfred de Musset (quotation)

Produced by
Paul Wegener .... producer
Original Music by
Josef Weiss 
Cinematography by
Guido Seeber 
Production Design by
Robert A. Dietrich 
Klaus Richter 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stellan Rye .... assistant director
Special Effects by
Guido Seeber .... special effects

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Also Known As:
"Der Student von Prag" - Germany (original title)
"A Bargain with Satan" - USA
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41 min (Alpha Video) | 83 min (restored version) | Germany:85 min | UK:75 min (English Language Version)
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Paul Wegener's film debut.See more »
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Remarkable for It's Time, 15 November 2009
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

Those engaging the movie camera so early in the century must have figured out some of its potential very early on. This is a good story of a playboy type who needs money and inadvertently sells his soul to Satan for a lot of money. Unfortunately, the soul is his double and he must confront him frequently, tearing his life apart. There are some wonderful scenes with people fading out and, of course, the scenes when the two are on the stage at the same time. The middle part is a bit dull, but the Faustian story is always in the minds of the viewer. One thing I have to mention is the general unattractiveness of the people in the movie. Also, they pretty much shied away from much action which would have at least given some life to the thing. I first was made aware of this movie about 25 years ago and have finally been able to see it. I was not disappointed.

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