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Genuine (1920)

Extremely rare work of Robert Wiene. From the director and year of excellent "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" this work was eventually overshadowed by the success of Caligari. It has a dreamy atmosphere, like another world or something.

Director:

Robert Wiene

Writer:

Carl Mayer
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Fern Andra ... Genuine
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ... Florian
Ernst Gronau Ernst Gronau ... Lord Melo
Harald Paulsen ... Percy Melo
Albert Bennefeld Albert Bennefeld ... Curzon
John Gottowt ... Guyard
Louis Brody Louis Brody ... The Malay (as Lewis Brody)
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Extremely rare work of Robert Wiene. From the director and year of excellent "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" this work was eventually overshadowed by the success of Caligari. It has a dreamy atmosphere, like another world or something.

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A 43-minute condensation of this silent film can be found as an Extra Feature on the Kino Video DVD of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920). The full-length version can only be viewed at the Munich City Film Museum archive in Germany. See more »

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Caligari follow-up displays similar story "frame"
22 February 2003 | by jpierson-2See all my reviews

I've just viewed the Image DVD of CALIGARI, with commentary by Mike Budd. This DVD also includes excerpts from GENUINE. While the snippets included are pretty strange and disconnected, they show a major similarity between the two films -- that is, the "frame" structure of the story. CALIGARI's frame is that it is a story told by a madman. In GENUINE, it appears that the story is a "dream" experienced by a young man who has fallen asleep reading his favorite novel. What I saw of GENUINE makes it seem the young man's favorite author was Sacher-Masoch. See also how Genuine messes up the young man's hair in a rush of passion -- shades of John Barrymore's transition scenes from DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE?


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Country:

Germany

Language:

None | German

Release Date:

12 December 1921 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Genuine: A Tale of a Vampire See more »

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Decla-Bioscop AG See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD) (cut) | (original) | (DVD) (long)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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