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Tartuffe (1925)
"Herr Tartüff" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  24 July 1927 (USA)
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Young man shows his millionaire grandfather a film based on Molière's Tartuffe, in order to expose the old man's hypocritical governess who covets his own inheritance.

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Complete credited cast:
Hermann Picha ...
Der Greis
Rosa Valetti ...
Seine Haushälterin / Housekeeper
André Mattoni ...
Sein Enkel / Grandson
Werner Krauss ...
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Young man shows his millionaire grandfather a film based on Molière's Tartuffe, in order to expose the old man's hypocritical governess who covets his own inheritance.

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Four original negatives were cut: for Germany, France, USA, and export elsewhere. The German version is considered lost. See more »

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Hypocrisy Is a Dirty Thing
7 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Young man shows his millionaire grandfather a play based on Molière's Tartuffe, in order to expose the old man's hypocritical governess who covets his own inheritance.

This is a film that really shows the talent of Emil Jannings and why he was so popular in Germany. He is assisted by Lil Dagover. The story is surprisingly lecherous for its time, though the overall tale is simple. I have not read the Moliere tale, but I have to imagine that it goes into a great deal more depth than this.

Professor Jan-Christopher Horak notes that "the frame story is shot realistically, with Freund and Murnau consistently emphasizing depth through movement from background to foreground, and by opening and closing doors in such a way that they are literally in the spectator's face." I did not notice all that, but I will take his word for it.


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