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Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)

Siegfried, son of King Sigmund, hears of the beautiful sister of Gunter, King of Worms, Kriemhild. On his way to Worms, he kills a dragon and finds a treasure, the Hort. He helps Gunther to... See full summary »

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Fritz Lang
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gertrud Arnold ... Queen Ute
Margarete Schön ... Kriemhild
Hanna Ralph ... Brunhild
Paul Richter ... Siegfried
Theodor Loos ... King Gunther
Hans Carl Mueller Hans Carl Mueller ... Gernot
Erwin Biswanger Erwin Biswanger ... Giselher
Bernhard Goetzke ... Person from Alzey
Hans Adalbert Schlettow ... Hagen Tronje
Hardy von Francois Hardy von Francois ... Dankwart
Georg John ... Mime the blacksmith / Alberich the Nibelung
Frida Richard Frida Richard ... The Runes Maid
Yuri Yurovsky Yuri Yurovsky ... The Priest (as Georg Jurowski)
Iris Roberts Iris Roberts ... The precious boy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fritz Alberti Fritz Alberti ... Dietrich von Bern
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Storyline

Siegfried, son of King Sigmund, hears of the beautiful sister of Gunter, King of Worms, Kriemhild. On his way to Worms, he kills a dragon and finds a treasure, the Hort. He helps Gunther to win Krimhild, a mask that makes him invisible proves to be very useful. But because Brunhild is cursing Kriemhild, she tells her what really happened. Now Brunhild wants Siegfried's head. Is Gunther going to do her that favor? Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

1924 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Nibelungen See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (restored integral) | (Belgian Filmmuseum, Brussels)

Sound Mix:

Silent | De Forest Phonofilm (US release)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A music score was recorded using the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process. However, this soundtrack version was presented only at the Century Theater in New York City beginning on 30 August 1925. See more »

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When Kriemhild wakes up finding her dead husband, Siegfried's chest visibly rises and falls, indicating breathing. See more »

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Karl Vollbrecht receives a credit as "Erbauer des Drachens" -- 'dragon builder'. See more »

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One of the best adventure movies ever
3 June 1999 | by riddionSee all my reviews

When I saw this wonderfully exciting adventure film, it got me thinking, "Why can't people make films like this anymore?". Partly why the film makers don't make films like this anymore is that they are so occupied in having the best special effects around and don't give a hoot about the characters, story or detail (Jurassic Park, Lost World, Independence Day, Armageddon are only a small part). I would love to go and see a film that have real characters from these make-believe worlds. There are so many movies today that have Americans in a make-believe world, acting and talking like Americans, this makes me sick all over. This movie has real characters we care about in a believable world. This is partly why I love silent films so much. It is the acting and not the dialog that the viewer gets to know the character through.

This film has all the elements that makes up for a good adventure film. Very good story, exciting action, wonderful sets, beautiful photography, chillingly wonderful villains and some of the best special effects I've seen (for the time's standard). I especially love the trick photography to make Siegfried invisible and casting a shadow even though he is. I'm looking forward to watching Kriemhild's Revenge.

If you haven't seen this movie and love adventure movies, see it. It is so exciting and magical that you'll remember it always when you see a bad adventure movie, something that is normal today.


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