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Hanns Heinz Ewers (1871–1943)

Hanns Heinz Ewers (born November 3, 1871 in Düsseldorf, Germany) was a German writer famous for his short stories and novels that expanded the parameters of the horror genre. He began his literary career as a poet when he published "A Book of Fables", satirical verses, in 1901. In addition to writing, he was an actor and created a vaudeville ... See full bio »


(age 71) in Berlin, Germany

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 2016 Clarimonda (Short) (based on)
 2004 The Student of Prague (Short) (story)
 1973 Et lite grøss? (TV Mini-Series) (short story "The Spider" - 1 episode)
- Edderkoppen (1973) ... (short story "The Spider")
 1970 La fenêtre (TV Movie) (short story "L'araignée")
 1952 Alraune (novel)
 1936 Gräfin Volescu (book)
 1933 Hans Westmar (novel "Horst Wessel") / (screenplay)
 1930 Fundvogel (novel)
 1930 Alraune (novel)
 1928 A Daughter of Destiny (novel of the same name)
 1926 The Man Who Cheated Life (novel of the same name)
 1923 Der Geisterseher (novel)
 1919 Alraune und der Golem (novel "Alraune" - uncredited)
 1919 Alraune (novel)
 1918 Sacrifice (novel)
 1916 Der unsichtbare Mensch (novel)
 1914 Evinrude
 1913 Der Verführte (writer)
 1913 Old Brandis' Eyes (writer)
 1913 The Ideal Wife (Short) (writer)
 1913 Die Eisbraut (writer)
 1913 The Student of Prague (adaptation supervision) / (story)
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Novel: "Der Unsichtbare Mensch" (filmed as Der unsichtbare Mensch (1916)). See more »

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Ewers' activities as an "Enemy Alien" in New York were documented by J. Christoph Amberger in the German historical journal Einst & Jetzt (1991). Amberger indicates arrival records which demonstrate that Ewers entered the United States in the company of a "Grethe Ewers," who is identified as his wife. Enemy Alien Office records refer to a recent divorce. The identity of this otherwise ... See more »

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