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Director:
Writers:
Gerhart Hauptmann (based on the novel by)
Thea von Harbou (adapted for the screen by)
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Release Date:
13 November 1922 (Germany) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A shiftless young man becomes obsessed with a mysterious woman and yearns to find her again. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Excellent drama See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Alfred Abel ... Lorenz Lubota
Frida Richard ... Lubotas Mutter / Lubota's Mother (as Frieda Richard)
Aud Egede-Nissen ... Melanie Lubota

Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ... Hugo Lubota (as H.H. v. Twardowski)
Adolf Klein ... Eisenwarenhändler Harlan
Olga Engl ... Harlans Frau / Harlan's Wife

Lya De Putti ... Veronika Harlan / Mellitta (as Lya de Putti)
Ilka Grüning ... Baronin / Baroness
Grete Berger ... Pfandleiherin Schwabe / Pawnbroker Schwabe
Anton Edthofer ... Wigottschinski
Karl Etlinger ... Buchbinder Starke / Bookbinder Starke (as Karl Ettlinger)

Lil Dagover ... Marie Starke
Heinrich Witte ... Amtsdiener / Clerk

Wilhelm Diegelmann ... Literary Editor

Gerhart Hauptmann ... Himself in Opening Credits
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ursula Nest ... Little Girl playing near Harlan house (uncredited)

Directed by
F.W. Murnau 
 
Writing credits
Gerhart Hauptmann (based on the novel by)

Thea von Harbou (adapted for the screen by)

Hans Heinrich von Twardowski  uncredited

Produced by
Jeffery Masino .... producer (2003 alternate version)
Erich Pommer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Israel (music score composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Axel Graatkjær (photography)
Theophan Ouchakoff (photography)
 
Production Design by
Hermann Warm (design)
 
Art Direction by
Vally Reinecke (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Herman Bing .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Erich Czerwonski .... sets executed by
Brian Peterson .... additional production designer: Roam Creative (2003 alternate version)
Hermann Warm .... sets executed by
 
Sound Department
Karen Eckhoff .... audio post-production: ADS (2003 alternate version)
Vladislav Kvapil .... recording director (2003 alternate version)
Vit Muzik .... recording director (2003 alternate version)
 
Editorial Department
Ralph Eck .... telecine: Ascent Media (2003 alternate version)
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Robert Israel .... conductor: The Robert Israel Orchestra (2004 alternate version score)
Robert Israel .... music arranger: score (2003 alternate version)
 
Other crew
Michelle Cooley .... production staff: Turner Entertainment Networks (2003 alternate version)
Nadja Geipert .... translator: German titles to English (2003 alternate version)
Alfonso Gomez .... intertitle compositor (2003 alternate version)
Tom Karsch .... production staff: Turner Entertainment Networks (2003 alternate version)
Susan Ryan .... production staff: Turner Entertainment Networks (2003 alternate version) (as Susan K. Ryan)
Charles Tabesh .... production staff: Turner Entertainment Networks (2003 alternate version)
 
Thanks
Janet Bergstrom .... special thanks (2003 alternate version)
Thomas Folland .... special thanks (2003 alternate version)
Nadja Geipert .... special thanks (2003 alternate version)
Steve LaBorico .... special thanks (2003 alternate version)
Michael Masino .... special thanks (2003 alternate version)
Billie Nakamoto .... special thanks (2003 alternate version)
John Novacek .... special thanks: Europe chamber music recording (2003 alternate version)
Jan Olsson .... dedicatee: Robert Israel's music score (2003 alternate version)
Brian Peterson .... special thanks (2003 alternate version)
Donna Weber .... special thanks: Europe chamber music recording (2003 alternate version)
Brad Weyl .... special thanks (2003 alternate version)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Phantom" - USA
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Runtime:
125 min | USA:117 min (TCM print) | Germany:145 min (Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Foundation restoration print, 18 fps)
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Certification:
Finland:K-8 (1974) | Spain:T | UK:PG (DVD rating) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This movie was considered lost for a long time but is now available in good condition.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Lorenz'a Aunt Schwabe reads his letter of termination, she is wearing gloves, but the close up of the letter shows a bare hand holding it.See more »

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25 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Excellent drama, 5 December 2004
Author: preppy-3 from United States

Silent German film about a meek, mild man who seems to have no life or goals. Then he meets a blond-haired girl riding a chariot. He immediately falls in love with her. It leads to his downfall ending in murder. But there is redemption.

This silent film was long believed to be lost. Thankfully it's been rediscovered which is great--this is a wonderful drama. My synopsis may sound a little strange but this is a hard film to describe--you have to see it to understand. It's beautifully directed by F.W. Muranu--many elaborate camera tricks and fade ins and outs. Also it deals with some touchy subjects such as prostitution (never called that but it's there). The acting is a little over the top but that's to be expected in silent movies. But there is a wonderful (if frightening) performance by Grete Berger as Mrs. Schwibe. My only complaint is that this film is shown in flashback which somewhat dilutes the drama (that's why I'm only giving it a 9). Still, this is a great silent film. It's not up to Muranu's "Nosferatu" or "Sunrise"--but then what is? Well worth seeing.

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