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Crown of Thorns (1923)

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By the director of Cabinet of Dr.Caligari, this is the Passion embedded in a contemporary story. An anarchist jailed for an attempted assassination is told the Passion story by the prison ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Robert Wiene

Writers:

Peter Rosegger (novel), Robert Wiene
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregori Chmara ... Jesus Christus
Henny Porten ... Maria
Asta Nielsen ... Maria Magdalena
Werner Krauss ... Pontius Pilatus
Emanuel Reicher Emanuel Reicher ... Kaiphas, der Hohepriester
Alexander Granach ... Judas Ischariot
Theodor Becker Theodor Becker ... Der röische Hauptmann
Robert Taube Robert Taube ... Annas, der Oberpriester
Bruno Ziener Bruno Ziener ... Simon Petrus
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ... Johannes
Emil Lind Emil Lind ... Thomas
Max Kronert Max Kronert ... Jacobus der Älere
Herr Magnus Herr Magnus ... Jacobus der Jüngere
Walter Neumann Walter Neumann ... Matthäus
Guido Herzfeld Guido Herzfeld ... Simon
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Storyline

By the director of Cabinet of Dr.Caligari, this is the Passion embedded in a contemporary story. An anarchist jailed for an attempted assassination is told the Passion story by the prison chaplain, who seeks to convince him that it is better to sacrifice ones own life than take the life of ones enemy. The framing story, taken from a novel, is believed to have been intended to give the Biblical story an anti-Bolshevist propaganda function. In any case, it was added without the knowledge of the actors in the Passion story, who included some of the major stars of the period Asta Nielsen as Mary Magdalene, Henny Porten as Mary, Grigori Chmara as Jesus, and Werner Krauss as Pontius Pilate -bampfa.berkeley.edu

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Details

Country:

Germany

Release Date:

27 March 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crown of Thorns See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Neumann-Filmproduktion See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copy of National Film Center, Tokyo Japan)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White (tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Believed to have been long lost, a surviving complete copy was discovered in the archives of the Cineteca del Friuli in Italy in October 1999. Another copy was found in Japan and screened at National Film Center, Tokyo at February 2006. Although it looks some scenes are missing, it is 35mm tinted print with English intertitle. (Copy of Cineteca del Friuli is a 16mm print.) See more »

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