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Secrets of a Soul (1926)

Geheimnisse einer Seele (original title)
A scientist is tormented by an irrational fear of knives and the irresistible compulsion to murder his wife.
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Martin Fellman
Ruth Weyher ...
Seine frau
Ilka Grüning ...
Die mutter
Jack Trevor ...
Erich
Pavel Pavlov ...
Dr. Orth (as Pawel Pawloff)
Hertha von Walther ...
Fellmans Assistentin
Renate Brausewetter ...
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Colin Ross ...
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A scientist is tormented by an irrational fear of knives and the irresistible compulsion to murder his wife.

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Sigmund Freud, whose book "The Interpretation of Dreams" largely influenced this film, was approached to serve as a consultant on psychoanalysis. Freud declined, believing that film could not capture the complexities of the science of psychoanalysis. See more »

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Featured in Sergei Eisenstein: Autobiography (1996) See more »

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Beware the Murnau Restoration
13 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are a lot of important elements the restorers chose to omit from the movie. There are letters that are opened & are supposed to appear on screen for the audience to read. Gone. A man pulls up on a bike delivering a telegram. Gone. All references to the name of the man Martin Fellman are omitted. When he comes home after leaving his key,he sits down in front of the idol. It disappears leaving only a baby image. Gone. His wife see a dog & litter of puppies, She says: "I wish I had a child." Gone. The Murnau people made the movie incoherent by this censorship. Its a disgrace. They had no right to do these changes to the movie as they are not part of the creative process.


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