5 user 3 critic

The Way of Lost Souls (1929)

| Drama | 1929 (Germany)
A lighthouse keeper's wife shelters her fugitive lover.


Paul Czinner

On Disc

at Amazon


Learn more

More Like This 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The young Renée is a bubbly, fun-loving, young woman. She has a very close relationship with her young father, the worse her relationship with her stepmother is.

Director: Paul Czinner
Stars: Elisabeth Bergner, Conrad Veidt, Nora Gregor
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young woman reluctantly decides to compromise her values in order to save her family from bankruptcy and disgrace.

Director: Paul Czinner
Stars: Elisabeth Bergner, Albert Bassermann, Albert Steinrück
Bella Donna (1923)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Bella Donna, a seductive woman snares Nigel Armine into marriage and he takes her to Egypt to live. Tired of her simple husband, Bella becomes involved with brutish Baroudi.

Director: George Fitzmaurice
Stars: Pola Negri, Conway Tearle, Conrad Nagel
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A woman and two violinists ' drama.

Director: Paul Czinner
Stars: Gaby Morlay, Pierre Blanchar, Victor Francen
Barbed Wire (1927)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

During WWI, a French farm girl and a German P.O.W. fall in love.

Directors: Rowland V. Lee, Mauritz Stiller
Stars: Pola Negri, Clive Brook, Claude Gillingwater
The Wildcat (1921)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A charismatic lieutenant newly assigned to a remote fort is captured by a group of mountain bandits, thus setting in motion a madcap farce that is Lubitsch at his most unrestrained.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Pola Negri, Victor Janson, Paul Heidemann
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A wife is bored by her overweight slob of a husband, so she gives in to the temptation of a slickly seductive poet.

Director: Paul Czinner
Stars: Elisabeth Bergner, Emil Jannings, Conrad Veidt


Cast overview:
Pola Negri ... Louise
Warwick Ward Warwick Ward ... Maxim
Hans Rehmann Hans Rehmann ... John
Cameron Carr Cameron Carr ... Magistrate
Margaret Rawlings ... Woman


A lighthouse keeper's wife shelters her fugitive lover.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

1929 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Woman He Scorned See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (musical score and sound effects)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


A musical score and sound effects were added to this previously unreleased 1929 silent production in 1930. See more »


Featured in Life Is a Dream in Cinema: Pola Negri (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Czinner--An Unsung Poet of the Cinema!
24 March 2008 | by JohnHowardReidSee all my reviews

Back in the days when I was a college student, Dr Paul Czinner was universally regarded as a no-talent opportunist who blandly filmed stage productions of ballet and opera which were then marketed at roadshow prices. True, Czinner's 1936 "As You Like It" was available, but it was thought to be somewhat dull.

It seems we were wrong. Dead wrong! Paul Czinner was a poet—a major poet of the cinema with a passion for creating a romantic drama with an overwhelmingly compelling atmosphere, using hauntingly scenic location imagery and super-charged studio effects.

Czinner has also taken advantage of the sound track to augment the highly engrossing appeal of his beautiful visuals. Music and songs are creatively employed. Although there is no spoken dialogue, it is not missed. Indeed speech could well have become an unwelcome intrusion. Even sub-titles are pointedly kept to a minimum. In fact, the film editing is a model of artistry and skill.

The camera focuses often on the fascinating Miss Negri, who proves more than equal to the task of making her sordid character highly sympathetic. Ward and Rehmann lend excellent support.

A film to be savored again and again!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed