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 »
The likeable and carefree Grand Duke of Abacco is in dire straits. There is no money left to service the State's debt; the main creditor is looking forward to expropriating the entire Duchy... See full summary »
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Dr Eigil Borne is engaged to Hélène, a girl who is madly in love with him. At Hélène's birthday celebration, Eigil invites her to a cabaret, where he meets his other love, Lily, a passionate, fiery and funny dancer.
In this uncredited and apparently lost version of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" the protagonist is Dr. Warren, who indulges his evil nature by ... See full summary »
...But there is a 13 min. long fragment with Italien intertitles. It's only a very slight relief but at least we can get a glimpse of the movie and it looks very promising. Despite the fact that you can't really connect with all of the story (since it's only a fragment - and I'm not even sure if all the scenes were originally in that order of if some scenes in-between are missing) this movie shows us a lot of what makes Murnau so great. Most of the scenes weren't extremely special. But some stand out quite much; In particular those with Marizza on screen. These scenes are really well done by the actress and by Murnau who set them up very well. Some of them even have a genuinely good composition.
I watched the fragment with the glorious New world Symphonie which I'd recommend if you want music to accompany it.
I'd be extremely satisfied if they find some more of the movie. It would even do if they find a major part of it. Some of it can be replaced with intertitles if necessary.
I'd recommend to watch the fragment for the great scenes to any Murnau fan.
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