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30 September 1922 (Hungary) See more »
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Arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse sets out to make a fortune and run Berlin. Detective Wenk sets out to stop him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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The police force are on the trail of Mabuse, a criminal mastermind wreaking havoc on Weimar Germany. But can they catch him before he strikes again or self-destructs? See more (34 total) »

Cast

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Rudolf Klein-Rogge ... Dr. Mabuse
Aud Egede-Nissen ... Cara Carozza, the dancer
Gertrude Welcker ... Countess Dusy Told (as Gertrude Welker)

Alfred Abel ... Count Told / Richard Fleury - US version

Bernhard Goetzke ... Prosecutor von Wenk / Chief Inspector Norbert von Wenck / Chief Inspector De Witt - US version

Paul Richter ... Edgar Hull
Robert Forster-Larrinaga ... Spoerri

Hans Adalbert Schlettow ... Georg, the Chauffeur (as Hans Adalbert von Schlettow)

Georg John ... Pesch
Károly Huszár ... Hawasch (as Karl Huszar)
Grete Berger ... Fine, a servant
Julius Falkenstein ... Karsten
Lydia Potechina ... Die Russin
Julius E. Herrmann ... Emil Schramm (as Julius Herrmann)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julietta Brandt (as Julie Brandt)

Max Adalbert ... (uncredited)
Anita Berber ... Taenzerin im Frack (uncredited)
Paul Biensfeldt ... Mann, der die Pistole bekommt (uncredited)
Gustav Botz ... (uncredited)

Lil Dagover ... (uncredited)
Heinrich Gotho ... (uncredited)
Leonhard Haskel ... (uncredited)
Erner Huebsch ... (uncredited)
Gottfried Huppertz ... (uncredited)
Hans Junkermann ... (uncredited)
Adolf Klein ... (uncredited)
Erich Pabst ... (uncredited)
Edgar Pauly ... Big Spectator (uncredited)
Karl Platen ... Diener Tolds (uncredited)
Auguste Prasch-Grevenberg ... (uncredited)

Adele Sandrock ... (uncredited)
Willy Schmidt-Gentner ... (uncredited)
Hans Sternberg ... (uncredited)
Olaf Storm ... (uncredited)
Oscar Stribolt ... Enthusiastic Volunteer at Magic Show (uncredited)
Erich Walter ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Fritz Lang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Norbert Jacques  novel
Fritz Lang 
Thea von Harbou 

Produced by
Erich Pommer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Konrad Elfers 
Robert Israel 
Aljoscha Zimmermann 
 
Cinematography by
Carl Hoffmann 
 
Art Direction by
Otto Hunte 
Erich Kettelhut 
Karl Stahl-Urach 
Karl Vollbrecht 
 
Costume Design by
Vally Reinecke 
 
Music Department
Osmán Pérez Freire .... composer: original theme
Shane Ryan .... music editor (2001) (as Shane Gledhill)
 

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Also Known As:
"Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler" - Germany (original title)
"Dr. Mabuse the Gambler" - International (English title) (imdb display title), USA (imdb display title)
"The Fatal Passion" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
297 min (restored version) | Germany:100 min (part 2) | Germany:95 min (part 1) | Spain:114 min (part 2) | Spain:154 min (part 1) | USA:231 min (video version) | 271 min (Murnau Foundation restoration) | Germany:242 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Finland:K-12 (first part) | Finland:K-16 (second part) | Germany:0 | Spain:T | Sweden:(Banned) | UK:A (original rating) (cut) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2004) | USA:Not Rated

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Trivia:
Soviet editors re-cut the Dr. Mabuse films into one shorter film (see Alternate Versions). The lead editor was Sergei M. Eisenstein.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: The sign at the Excelsior about languages spoken declares "Her talces svenska" ("Her" and "talces" are pure nonsense). It should read "Här talas svenska" ("Swedish spoken here").See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Mabuse:[First lines] You're hopped up on cocaine again, Spoerri!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in We Are the Night (2010)See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The police force are on the trail of Mabuse, a criminal mastermind wreaking havoc on Weimar Germany. But can they catch him before he strikes again or self-destructs?, 8 May 2008
Author: (MAKSQUIBS@yahoo.com) from United States

Fritz Lang's first masterpiece, a four & a half hour double-feature with hardly a moment wasted, has been restored to stunning effect. (WARNING: In the KINO DVD edition, you MUST lower the contrast & brightness levels to reveal the full grey scale.) On one level, this is simply a far-fetched, but smashingly entertaining detective drama about Mabuse, a criminal mastermind who shows up in more disguises than Alec Guinness in KIND HEARTS & CORONETS to counterfeit, manipulate the stock exchange, kill personal rivals, run the drug racket and generally lord it over the pursuing police force of the modern city. If Part One offers a more devastating look at the perilous world that was Weimar Germany, there's still plenty of action & schemes left for Part Two. In MABUSE, Lang manages, more than he would in METROPOLIS, to hold all the expressionist elements (design, acting, story construction) in perfect balance. The dynamism for an early '20s pic, (before the era of easy camera movement) is simply phenomenal. And where else will you find an inter-title as glorious as: 'Eat some cocaine, you weakling!'

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