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Joe May's sensual drama of life in the Berlin underworld is in many ways the perfect summation of German filmmaking in the silent era: a dazzling visual style, a psychological approach to... See more »

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Hauptwachtmeister Holk
Else Heller ...
Frau Holk
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Wachtmeister Albert Holk
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Else Kramer
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Konsul Langen
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Ein Dieb
Arthur Duarte
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Ein Dieb
Trude Lieske
Karl Platen
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Frau an der Theke
Hermann Vallentin
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Joe May

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Joe May ... (screenplay) (as Fred Majo) &
Hans Székely ... (screenplay) &
Rolf E. Vanloo ... (screenplay) (as Rolf Vanloo)
 
Rolf E. Vanloo ... (story) (uncredited)

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Erich Pommer ... producer
Max Pfeiffer ... assistant producer (uncredited)

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Karl-Ernst Sasse ... (1995)
Willy Schmidt-Gentner

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Günther Rittau

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Erich Kettelhut
Robert Herlth ... (uncredited)
Walter Röhrig ... (uncredited)

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René Hubert

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Hans Schneeberger ... assistant camera (uncredited)

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Brandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra ... music performers: restoration
Manfred Rosenberg ... conductor: restoration

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Martin Koerber ... restoration
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Joe May's sensual drama of life in the Berlin underworld is in many ways the perfect summation of German filmmaking in the silent era: a dazzling visual style, a psychological approach to its characters, and the ability to take a simple and essentially melodramatic story and turn it into something more complex and inherently cinematic. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As
  • Asphalte (France)
  • Asfalto (Spain)
  • Asfalt (Poland)
  • Aszfalt (Hungary)
  • Flor do Asfalto (Brazil)
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Trivia Poor Joe May. A pioneering director in the German film industry, he remains a comparatively little-known figure. While Lubitsch, Murnau and Lang are praised the world over, May and his films languished in obscurity. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in End of an Era (1995). See more »

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