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Tartuffe (1925)

Herr Tartüff (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 24 July 1927 (USA)
A young man shows his millionaire grandfather a film based on Molière's Tartuffe, in order to expose the old man's hypocritical governess who covets his own inheritance.

Director:

F.W. Murnau

Writers:

Molière (play), Carl Mayer (manuscript)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hermann Picha Hermann Picha ... Der Greis
Rosa Valetti ... Seine Haushälterin / Housekeeper
André Mattoni ... Sein Enkel / Grandson
Werner Krauss ... Herr Orgon
Lil Dagover ... Frau Elmire / Elmire, Orgon's wife
Lucie Höflich Lucie Höflich ... Dorine
Emil Jannings ... Tartüff
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Camilla Horn
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A young man shows his millionaire grandfather a film based on Molière's Tartuffe, in order to expose the old man's hypocritical governess who covets his own inheritance.

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Genres:

Drama

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Four original negatives were cut: for Germany, France, USA, and export elsewhere. The German version is considered lost. See more »

Connections

Version of Tartuffe, or The Hypocrite (1997) See more »

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Religious Hypocrisy
3 January 2021 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A wealthy, elderly man is being taken care of by an evil housekeeper who is working to be the heir to his fortune. While she navigates her plan, she is slowly poisoning him. Along comes his disowned grandson, an actor, who sees through the housekeeper's plans. He sets up a movie version of Moliere's Tartuffe, which is about a man who blindly follows a charlatan, Tartuffe, who is working to become heir to a fortune as well. The Tartuffe film is slow moving and has trouble getting around to the climax, but it's still interesting. Not Murnau's best, but worth a look.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

None | German

Release Date:

24 July 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tartuffe See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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