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23 November 1929 (USA) See more »
In and around a bell maker near Marburg (today Slovenia) people tell the story of a treasure that was hidden during the Turki invasion of 1683... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Albert Steinrück ... Svetocar Badalic, Master Foundryman

Lucie Mannheim ... Beate
Ilka Grüning ... Anna

Werner Krauss ... Svetelenz

Hans Brausewetter ... Arno

Directed by
Georg Wilhelm Pabst 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rudolph Hans Bartsch  novel
Willy Hennings  writer
Georg Wilhelm Pabst  writer

Original Music by
Max Deutsch (2000)
Cinematography by
Otto Tober 
Production Design by
Robert Herlth 
Walter Röhrig 

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Also Known As:
"Der Schatz" - Germany (original title)
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80 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Like a 17th century Germanic 'Kiss Me Deadly', 5 August 2004
Author: plaidpotato from United States

This is very different from Pabst's later and more famous films, Pandora's Box and Diary of a Lost Girl. It's more in line with the other German Expressionist stuff of the period: gothic, shadowy, sort of ponderous, and with a simple moral message. But there's also some humor, so it's not as totally downbeat as some of the other German silents. The acting's stylized, mildly hysterical, but in a good sort of way--plenty of maniacal laughter and such. I saw it without English intertitles (and with very limited, maybe 20-30%, comprehension of German), and it was still quite understandable and quite watchable.


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