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The Burning Soil (1922)
"Der brennende Acker" (original title)

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When farmer Rog dies, his son Peter stays, but Johannes can not be satisfied with such a condition (and servant Maria's love) and finds a job as old Count Rudenberg's secretary. His ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Der alte Rog / Old Rog
Eugen Klöpfer ...
Peter Rog
Vladimir Gajdarov ...
Johannes Rog
Eduard von Winterstein ...
Graf Rudenburg / Count Rudenburg
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Gerda, Rudenburgs Tochter / Gerda, Rudenburg's daughter
Stella Arbenina ...
Helga, Rudenburgs zweite Frau / Helga, Rudenburg's 2nd wife
Alfred Abel ...
Ludwig von Lellewel
Grete Diercks ...
Maria
Elsa Wagner ...
Magda
Emilia Unda ...
Alte Magd / Old maid
Leonie Taliansky ...
Gerdas Zofe / Gerda's maid
Georg John ...
Großknecht / Head farm-hand
Emilie Kurz ...
Großmagd
Robert Leffler ...
Diener
Eugen Rex ...
Ackerkäufer
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When farmer Rog dies, his son Peter stays, but Johannes can not be satisfied with such a condition (and servant Maria's love) and finds a job as old Count Rudenberg's secretary. His ambition leads him to charm Gerda, the Count's unique daughter. But when he discovers that Count's second wife Helga will soon inherit a field that only he knows his underground is full with petroleum, he changes his allegiance... Greed and death. Written by Yepok

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20 November 1922 (Finland)  »

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This movie was considered lost for a long time. In 1978 an almost complete print was found in the estate of an Italian priest who had organised screenings in mental hospitals. See also The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928). See more »

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Obscure but not lost
13 September 1999 | by (New Orleans) – See all my reviews

A print of this movie was found a few years ago in an Italian monastery, apparently. It is particularly interesting because it is the film Murnau shot right before his seminal "Nosferatu". It contains some incredible exterior shots, but is not as amazing as "sunrise" or "the last laugh". Still, Murnau's reputation as one of the TRUE film geniuses remains intact.


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