Two male musicians fall in love, but blackmail and scandal makes the affair take a tragic turn.

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Richard Oswald
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Conrad Veidt ... Paul Körner
Leo Connard Leo Connard ... Körner's Father
Ilse von Tasso-Lind Ilse von Tasso-Lind ... Körner's Sister
Alexandra Willegh Alexandra Willegh ... Körner's Mother
Ernst Pittschau Ernst Pittschau ... Brother-in-Law
Fritz Schulz ... Kurt Sivers
Wilhelm Diegelmann ... Sivers' Father
Clementine Plessner Clementine Plessner ... Sivers' Mother
Anita Berber Anita Berber ... Else Sivers
Reinhold Schünzel ... Franz Bollek
Helga Molander Helga Molander ... Mrs. Hellborn
Magnus Hirschfeld ... Doctor / Sexologist
Karl Giese ... Paul Körner als Schüler
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Paul Korner is a homosexual musician who falls in love with his protégé Kurt. Unfortunately, the two are seen walking hand in hand by the blackmailer Franz. Though Paul agrees to Franz's demands at first, it gets out of hand and he ends up refusing to pay which has dire consequences for the lovers. Written by cupcakes

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Gay-Themed Films Of The German Silent Era


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Only one print, a fragmented copy, survives. Other prints were destroyed by German censorship in 1920. See more »

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Arzt: Respected ladies and gentlemen take heed. The time will come when such tragedies will be no more. For knowledge will conquer prejudice, truth will conquer lies, and love will triumph over hatred.
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Brave and frank silent film about homosexuality.
29 August 2000 | by raff-10See all my reviews

This film stars Conrad Veidt and came "out" on the heels of Cabinet of Dr. Caligari's success (1919). It was banned after a short run in Germany where theater goers were harassed at showings. It seems very brave of Conrad Veidt and the makers of the film to make a sympathetic, sexually charged film about homosexuals in 1919. The story is about a man who is blackmailed after making advances on a stranger he meets at a men only dance. Found in the 1970's, the remaining footage is a testament to the great forward thinking German Expressionist film makers. Available on video from Facets, this film will appeal to film historians, Conrad Viedt fans, and gay groups.


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Germany

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Release Date:

28 May 1919 (Germany) See more »

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Different from the Others See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Runtime:

(reconstructed)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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