MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,469 this week

Alraune (1930)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  4 May 1934 (USA)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 28 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 161 titles
created 13 Jan 2011
 
list image
a list of 1398 titles
created 07 Mar 2012
 
a list of 222 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 88 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 37 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Alraune" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Alraune (1930)

Alraune (1930) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Alraune.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Dr. Laurience, a brilliant but unstable scientist experimenting with transferring minds, becomes vengeful when his magnate patron withdraws his support.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, John Loder
L'argent (1928)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The business tycoon Nicolas Saccard is nearly ruined by his rival Gunderman, when he tries to raise capital for his company. To push up the price of his stock, Saccard plans a publicity ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel L'Herbier
Stars: Brigitte Helm, Marie Glory, Yvette Guilbert
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Stars: Gustav Diessl, Brigitte Helm, Hertha von Walther
L'Atlantide (1932)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Antinea. the Queen of Atlantis, rules her secret kingdom hidden beneath the Sahara Desert. One day two lost explorers stumble into her kingdom, and soon realize that they haven't really ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Stars: Brigitte Helm, Pierre Blanchar, Tela Tchaï
Gold (1934)
Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Karl Hartl
Stars: Hans Albers, Friedrich Kayßler, Brigitte Helm
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Missing for seven years and presumed dead, a woman returns home on the day of her husband's second marriage.

Director: Garson Kanin
Stars: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  
Director: Nils Olaf Chrisander
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Disappearances and strange goings-on in a spooky old mansion.

Directors: Rupert Julian, John Willard
Stars: Helen Twelvetrees, Raymond Hackett, Neil Hamilton
Just Imagine (1930)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced ...... See full summary »

Director: David Butler
Stars: El Brendel, Maureen O'Sullivan, John Garrick
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Alraune ten Brinken / Alma, a bar girl
Albert Bassermann ...
Privy Councillor ten Brinken
Harald Paulsen ...
Frank Braun, his nephew
Adolf E. Licho ...
Attorney-at-law Manasse
Agnes Straub ...
Fuerstin Wolkonski
Bernhard Goetzke ...
Dr. Petersen
...
Wolfgang Petersen
Käthe Haack ...
Frau Raspe, the housekeeper
Ivan Koval-Samborsky ...
Raspe, the chauffeur
Liselotte Schaak ...
Olga Wolkonski
Paul Westermeier ...
Von Walter, Olga's fiancé
Henry Bender ...
The innkeeper
Elsa Bassermann ...
A lady
Wilhelm Bendow
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 May 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Daughter of Evil  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Alraune und der Golem (1919) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Closer to the book
23 January 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This 1930 version of the German fantasy classic "Alraune" is a more faithful adaptation of the book than its more famous 1928 silent film predecessor and follows very much the story line of its literary source. Brigitte Helm, one of Europe's most intriguing vamps of the 20s and early 30s this time gives a different interpretation of the same part she had in the silent version two years ago. She not only portrays Alraune, the artificially created girl who brings down men by the dozen but also her mother, a prostitute who agrees to take part in an experiment of artificial insemination and even performs as a singer in a bar reminiscent of "The blue angel" (which was produced around the same time). In this film, Alraune, when finding out about her true identity, feels remorse over her deeds and in the end commits suicide. The film, much more than the silent version, is a daring mix of sex and crime and must have been rather scandalous at its time. Oswald does an excellent job in recreating the atmosphere of Wilhelminian Germany in the beginning of the film and then creates sexual tension and suspense in the house of Professor ten Brinken, where Alraune plays around with men like the toys in her bedroom. Great performances by Albert Bassermann as her creator/ stepfather who falls for her and Harald Paulsen, who also starred in Oswalds horror classic "Unheimliche Geschichten". Another classic from the rich period of German cinema before 1933 and a film that could never have been made that way in Hollywood.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Alraune (1930) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?