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Der Fluch der Menschheit (1920)

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French aristocrat falls for Russian nightclub singer, gets involved in underground Russian revolutionary movement.

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Lee Parry ...
Tatiana aka Marie Dorouska
Violetta Napierska ...
Die Gräfin Kaminska
Robert Scholz ...
Ivan Michelov aka Dimitri
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Andrew Fleurot
Gustav Birkholz ...
Großfürstin Frederich Fedorovitch
Felix Hecht ...
Die Graf Alexander Rostov
Kurt Fuß
Willy Kaiser-Heyl
Reinhold Pasch
Herr Dörr
Herr Schmasow
Marga Köhler
Frau Funk
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French aristocrat falls for Russian nightclub singer, gets involved in underground Russian revolutionary movement.

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26 February 1920 (Germany)  »

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Daughter of the Night  »

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Parts One and Two of this two-part film, each originally five reels in length, were combined and re-edited into a shortened six-reel version and released in the US as "Daughter of the Night" in 1920, which is all that now seems to survive. See more »

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Early Lugosi
29 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Daughter of the Night (1920)

** (out of 4)

The earliest surviving Bela Lugosi film has him playing a French millionaire who falls in love with a Russian singer and soon joins her in an underground revolution. I'm not sure how compelte this film is but it never really makes a bit of sense and some of this is just due to over-dramatic situations and a real lack of development. The film tries to speak highly of Russian people and to show they're aren't animals yet that's exactly what they're shown as in the unbelievable ending. This was my first time seeing Lugosi in a silent film and I really wasn't too impressed after hearing some stories of him being a "great actor" in his early days. He's way too stiff in the film, stiff like his later performances but at least there you had his voice to carry some weight. That stiffness really doesn't work too well in a silent film but he's far from the worst thing here.


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