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A Daughter of Destiny ()

Alraune (original title)
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A scientist interested in the laws of heredity, impregnates a prostitute in a laboratory with the semen of a hanged murderer. The prostitute conceives a female child who has no concept of... See more »

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Alraune ten Brinken
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Prof. Jakob ten Brinken
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Franz Braun
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Wölfchen
Louis Ralph ...
Der Zauberkünstler
Hans Trautner ...
Der Dompteur
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Der Vicomte
Mia Pankau ...
Die Dirne
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Ein Mädchen von der Gasse
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Der Mörder
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Alexander Sascha ...
Ein Herr im Coupé
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Ein Herr in der Bar

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Henrik Galeen

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Hanns Heinz Ewers ... (novel of the same name)
 
Henrik Galeen ... (writer)

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Helmut Schreiber ... producer

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Willy Schmidt-Gentner

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Franz Planer

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Max Heilbronner
Walter Reimann

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Walter Lichtenstein ... still photographer (uncredited)
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A scientist, Professor Jakob ten Brinken, interested in the laws of heredity, impregnates a prostitute in a laboratory with the semen of a hanged murderer. The prostitute conceives a female child who has no concept of love, whom the professor adopts. The girl, Alraune, suffers from obsessive sexuality and perverse relationships throughout her life. She learns of her unnatural origins and she avenges herself against the professor. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Also Known As
  • A Daughter of Destiny (Ireland, English title)
  • A Daughter of Destiny (United States)
  • Mandragore (France)
  • Mandrágora (Spain)
  • Mandrágora (Portugal)
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