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The Living Dead (1932)

Unheimliche Geschichten (original title)
A crazed scientist murders his wife, walls her up, then flees. A reporter sets out to track him down.

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Richard Oswald
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Wegener ... Mörder
Maria Koppenhöfer Maria Koppenhöfer ... Hoheit
Blandine Ebinger Blandine Ebinger ... Junge Dame im Selbstmörderklub
Eugen Klöpfer Eugen Klöpfer ... Chefarzt
Harald Paulsen ... Frank Briggs, Journalist
Roma Bahn Roma Bahn ... Frau des Mörders
Mary Parker Mary Parker ... Briggs' Fiancée
Paul Henckels ... Arzt in der Unfallstation
Gerhard Bienert Gerhard Bienert ... Kriminalkommissar
John Gottowt John Gottowt ... Beamter des Mechanischen Museums
Erwin Kalser Erwin Kalser ... Redner in der Irrenanstalt
Franz Stein Franz Stein ... Kreisel in der Irrenanstalt
Gretel Berndt Gretel Berndt ... Junges Mädchen in der Irrenanstalt
Ilse Fürstenberg Ilse Fürstenberg ... Frau in der Irrenanstalt
Carl Heinz Charrell Carl Heinz Charrell ... Portier in der Irrenanstalt
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A crazed scientist murders his wife, walls her up, then flees. A reporter sets out to track him down. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

16 December 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghastly Tales See more »

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Roto Film, G.P. Film GmbH See more »
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Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

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1.37 : 1
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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. See more »

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A Paul Wegener Horror Movie
24 May 2015 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Richard Oswald uses Harald Paulsen as a reporter in pursuit of German horror star Paul Wegener to stitch together three stories. They are Poe's "The Black Cat", his "The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether" (as close as Poe came to a comedy) and Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Suicide Club".

Horror was coming into prominence as a movie genre in the early 1930s. Universal Pictures would begin with its production of FRANKENSTEIN. Wegener who had been appearing in this sort of role since the Teens, was a natural, and the similarities of some of the trial sequence here to that of Lang's M, is worth noting. Oswald, like Lang, had to leave the country eventually, but this doesn't have any political content so far as I can see. I know that standard film history would have it that every German movie from about 1924 on is supposed to be a commentary on fascism, but I don't see it.

Unfortunately, while the techniques of movie-making and the performances are fine, the movie is padded. Everyone moves slowly in this movie, and the insane move even slower. The sloth may have been intended to allow the audience the terror of anticipation. Unfortunately, it only rouses a sense of impatience. Twenty minutes could have been cut from this movie by movement and some judicious editing.


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