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Harbou, Thea von 1888-1954

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Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

250 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 4,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a 21st century city run by a "super trustee" and his collaborators who live in a paradise-like garden. Workers are totally enslaved by machines and condemned to live underground. In the midst of this misery, a young woman, Maria, arises and attempts to inspire the workers to throw off their oppressors
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

126 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychological thriller based on the true case of Peter Kurten, a compulsive child murderer in Düsseldorf and Germany's worst mass killer of the times. In the movie Berlin is in the grip of terror as an unknown child molestor and murderer attacks little girls. While the police produce no clues, despite frantic searching, neighbours turn against each other. The underworld becomes so incensed at the police activity that the leaders decide to find the pervert themselves
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

15 editions published between 1931 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a serial killer is stalking the children of the city, everyone, including the criminal underworld, wants to see him brought down. The story is based on the Düsseldorf child murders of 1929
Metropolis by Thea von Harbou( Book )

86 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This city of the future encompasses two worlds: that of the hedonistic ruling class and that of a segregated subculture, toilers in a mechanized underworld who labor to provide the rich with their pleasures. When a charismatic leader arises, she seeks a savior to unite the disparate social orders. "Between the brain that plans and the hands that build," she declares, "there must be a mediator--the heart." Thea von Harbou, creator of the screenplay for Fritz Lang's iconic 1927 film, wrote this novel to expand upon the movie's ideas and concepts. Vivid in description, rich in characterization and symbolism, the story draws upon ancient myths to form a compelling vision of the future. Noted science-fiction authority Forrest J. Ackerman hailed the book as "a work of genius," and a century after its initial publication Metropolis continues to captivate readers
Die Nibelungen by Fritz Lang( Visual )

37 editions published between 1924 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In part one, Siegfried wins the hand of Kriemhilde by slaying the dragon and defeating Brunhilde. When Brunhilde learns that magic has been used to conquer her, she has Siegfried murdered. In part two, Kriemhilde seeks revenge for Siegfried's death and marries Attila, king of the Huns, in order to further her purpose
Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler by Fritz Lang( Visual )

48 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinister Dr. Mabuse maintains his wealth through counterfeiting, manipulating the stock exchange and bending weaker minds to his will. In part 1, Mabuse builds his empire and casually ruins Count Told while entrancing the thrill-seeking Countess. In part 2, Mabuse turns from criminal to villain, murdering the Count and kidnapping the Countess
Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse by Fritz Lang( Visual )

51 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1922 Fritz Lang made the two-part film "Dr Mabuse, der Spieler" ("Dr Mabuse, the Gambler"). He revived his evil genius in 1933 for this talkie sequel which picks up precisely where the original had ended, with Mabuse's madness, capture and incarceration. Mabuse has been in an asylum for ten years, but his crime organisation is still perpetrating an insane orgy of wanton destruction, threats, shoot-outs, thefts, explosions, bombings, burnings, and floodings. Banned by the Nazis, the film is one of Fritz Lang's most inventive crime thrillers
Spies by Fritz Lang( Visual )

17 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First "modern" spy film. A power-hungry banker with many disguises marshals his forces to steal the secrets of an important treaty
Michael by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

19 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A great, aging artist succumbs to despair when the young model and pupil he adores leaves him for a woman. Although the story is discreetly played at a father/adopted son level on the surface, the homosexual subtext is quite clear in this early Dreyer film made in Germany
M : a film by Thea von Harbou( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destiny = Der müde Tod by Fritz Lang( Visual )

38 editions published between 1921 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a middle-European village a century ago, Death takes a young man just before he is to be married. His lover seeks out the Death figure and pleads with him for her fiance's life. Filled with pity for her, he promises to return her fiance if she can save even one of three lives about to flicker out
Das indische Grabmal by Fritz Lang( Visual )

25 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ayan, the powerful Maharajah of Eschnapur, has lost his beloved wife, the beautiful Princess Savitri, to the handsome British officer MacAllan. In his fury, Ayan plots to destroy MacAllan and construct a massive tomb to his perished love where Savitri is to be imprisoned for eternity
Finances of the Grand Duke( Visual )

10 editions published between 1924 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of the most eclectic films of the German silent era, visual stylist F.W. Murnau broke away from the dark, foreboding dramas for which he was known to explore the realm of light comedy. Working from a screenplay by Thea von Harbou, Murnau crafted a playful espionage thriller reminiscent of Ernst Lubitsch (who had recently left Germany for Hollywood). Harry Liedtke stars as a 'benevolent dictator' who must preserve the tiny nation of Abacco by fending off creditors, wooing a wealthy Russian princess (Mady Christians) and evading a band of demonic conspirators (including Nosferatu himself, Max Schreck)
Phantom by F. W Murnau( Visual )

26 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Alfred Abel (Metropolis, Dr. Mabuse) plays Lorenz Lubota, a man obsessed with his own desires to achieve fame and wealth, who must confront the barriers of class keeping him from a woman (Lya de Putti) with whom he has had a fateful encounter."
The complete Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2026, the rich rule over the poor, who live underground. One man tries to bridge the gap between the two classes. In July 2008 a complete copy of the film was discovered with an additional 25 minutes of lost footage that had not been seen since the film's premiere in 1927. After years of restoration the sci-fi epic was re-released in theaters in 2010 as The Complete Metropolis
Der Tiger von Eschnapur = The tiger of Eschnapur by Fritz Lang( Visual )

18 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western architect Harald Berger, called to India by Chandra, the Maharajah of Eschnapur, falls in love with the beautiful temple dancer Seetha, although she is promised to the Maharajah. Their betrayal ignites the wrath of a vengeful Chandra, who is fighting his own battle for power with his scheming brother, and the lovers are forced to flee into the desert
The rocket to the moon by Thea von Harbou( Book )

5 editions published between 1930 and 1977 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The broken jug by Heinrich von Kleist( Visual )

31 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy of Dutch village life, in which Judge Adam presides over a trial regarding the supposed breaking of Frau Rull's beautiful jug by her daughter's suitor. A visiting inspector exposes Adam himself as the culprit
Das Nibelungenbuch by Thea von Harbou( Book )

21 editions published between 1923 and 1935 in German and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M by Thea von Harbou( Book )

7 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En psykopatisk barnemorder undgår at blive taget af politiet, men bliver fanget af storbyens kriminelle underverden, som mener, at hans aktiviteter giver den et dårligt rygte
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Harbou, Tea, 1888-1954

Harbou, Thea.

Harbou, Thea 1888-1954

Harbou, Thea Gabriele.

Harbou, Thea Gabriele von 1888-1954

Harbou, Thea v. 1888-1954

Harbou, Thea von

Harbū, T. (Tea), 1888-1954

Harbū, Tea, 1888-1954

Harbu, Tea fon 1888-1954

Harbu, Tea /fon Rogge.

Klein-Rogge, Thea.

Klein-Rogge, Thea Gabriele.

Lang, Thea.

Lang, Thea, 1888-1954

Lang, Thea Gabriele.

Rogge, Thea Klein-.

Tendulkar, Thea.

Tendulkar, Thea Gabriele.

Thea von Harbou actrice allemande

Thea von Harbou actriu alemanya

Thea von Harbou attrice e sceneggiatrice tedesca

Thea von Harbou deutsche Schriftstellerin und Drehbuchautorin

Thea von Harbou Duits filmregisseur

Thea von Harbou düütsche Schauspelersche

Thea von Harbou German actress

Thea von Harbou guionista cinematográfica, actriz y escritora alemana

Thea von Harbou saksalainen näyttelijä

Von Harbou, Thea

Von Harbou Théa 1888-1954

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