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Harbou, Thea von 1888-1954

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Metropolis by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
198 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 3,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The future. Metropolis is a wonderful city, high above the ground its towers stand. The people prosper, the economy is flourishing, the suspended streets are busy. But Metropolis also has a great secret, so hidden that not even Freder Fredersen, son of founder Joh Fredersen knows about it. He is spending his free time in the Eternal Gardens, when suddenly a woman shows up, with what looks like a class of children. They're from the City of Workers, in the depth, Freder learns. "These are your brothers," she tells the children, before she is forced to leave. Freder is so intrigued he follows them into the depth and doesn't like what he sees. The workers are exploited, they must do labor like robots. Freder tries to convince his father to change, while the woman tries to keep workers' morale high by predicting a man will stand up that will mediate. Someone that will use both hands and head, someone that will be the heart." --
M by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
105 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a drama based on the actual case of the Dusseldorf murderer recounting the hunt by the law and the underworld for a psychopathic murderer of young girls
Die Nibelungen by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a dramatization of the Norse myth, Siegfried fights dragons and ogres while traveling through the mystical Woden Wood, but his greatest challenge is the battle for the love of Kriemhild, King Gunther's sister ; Kriemhild is obsessed with avenging the death of Siegfried, and enlists the assistance of Attila the Hun to destroy her brother's kingdom in this dramatization of the thirteenth-century Norse legend
Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Locked away in an asylum for a decade and teetering between life and death, the criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse has scribbled his last will and testament: a manifesto establishing a future empire of crime. When the document's nefarious writings start leading to terrifying parallels in reality, it's up to Berlin's star detective, Inspector Lohmann, to connect the fragmented, maddening clues in a case unlike any other. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse appropriates slogans and ideas from the newly ascendant Nazi party and puts them into the mouth of a madman, warning the audience of the horrible menace that was rapidly becoming a reality
Metropolis by Thea von Harbou ( Book )
77 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Metropolis paints a stunning picture of the city of the future. At the top of the social pyramid, those who own the city's buildings and businesses live idyllic lives devoted to the pursuit of pleasure; while at its bottom are the workers who live a hellish existence, laboring like robots in its factories, dwelling with their gaunt, stunted children in the everlasting gloom of underground barracks. Fighting to right these inequities are two lovers: Freder, son of the master and builder of Metropolis, who is shocked to social conscience when he glimpses the squalor and hopelessness amid which his father's workers live; and Maria, who encourages the workers to stand united for their rights while following a path of non-violent resistance. Filled with unforgettable images from Joh Fredersen's headquarters, the New Tower of Babel, rearing high above the gleaming spires of Metropolis to the pleasure city, Yoshiwara, whose name flares across the skies to the factories where workers slave before machines that resemble a pantheon of the world's gods to the evil robotrix, Parody, with the eyes of a Madonna and lips of deadly sin, whose carnal dance inspires the workers to revolt
M : a film by Thea von Harbou ( Book )
10 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in English and German and held by 484 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
Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Mabuse, a gambler, hypnotist, master of disguises, and all-around criminal mastermind, tries to take over Berlin. This is an authorized restored edition using existing camera negatives from a two-part film. Includes English intertitles
Spies by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1928 and 2004 in English and German and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this first "modern" spy film a power-hungry banker with many disguises marshals his forces to steal the secrets of an important treaty. Can undercover agent No. 326 keep from being distracted by the beautiful Sonia, and stop the banker's plot?
Dr. Mabuse, the gambler by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1922 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 311 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 one, 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
Destiny Der müde Tod ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 19th century a young woman tries to save her lover from the presence of Death, who shows to her three lives, in Arabia, Italy, and China, which reveal to her that whatever one does death is inevitable
Michael by Carl Theodor Dreyer ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1924 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 186 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
The finances of the grand duke Die Finanzen des Großherzogs ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1924 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 'benevolent dictator' must preserve the tiny nation of Abacco by fending off creditors, wooing a wealthy Russian princess, and evading a band of demonic conspirators
Fritz Lang's Metropolis ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freder Fredersen is the son of Joh Fredersen, who reigns over the great city of Metropolis in the year 2026. The younger Fredersen is surprised to discover his lifestyle has been built on the unseen, but backbreaking, labor of an entire class of workers who tend the machines that make the city run, and he descends to the subterranean levels of Metropolis in an effort to understand their lives. This version was produced in 1981 when Giorgio Moroder began a three-year endeavor to restore the science fiction classic
Phantom by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 144 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 )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 131 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
The rocket to the moon by Thea von Harbou ( Book )
5 editions published between 1930 and 1977 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Tiger von Eschnapur The tiger of Eschnapur ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in German and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Western architect Harald Berger (Paul Hubschmid), called to India by Chandra, the Maharajah of Eschnapur, falls in love with the beautiful temple dancer Seetha (Debra Paget), 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 Indian tomb in two parts ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and German and held by 104 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
M, eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1931 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eine Großstadt wird monatelang von einem pathologischen Kindesmörder terrorisiert. Die ganze Stadt spricht von den bestialischen Untaten des Triebverbrechers. Immer größer wird die Nervosität der Polizei, und die Bevölkerung sieht in jedem Verdächtigen den Kindesmörder. Doch die Methoden des Verbrechers verletzen jede Ganovenehre, und so nimmt auch die Unterwelt den Kampf gegen die Bestie in Menschengestalt auf. Ein mörderischer Wettlauf beginnt
Der Krieg und die Frauen : Novellen by Thea von Harbou ( Book )
24 editions published between 1913 and 1919 in German and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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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 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 1888-1954
Klein-Rogge, Thea Gabriele.
Klein-Rogge, Thea Gabriele 1888-1954
Lang, Thea.
Lang, Thea 1888-1954
Lang, Thea Gabriele.
Lang, Thea Gabriele 1888-1954
Rogge, Thea Klein-.
Rogge, Thea Klein- 1888-1954
Tendulkar, Thea.
Tendulkar, Thea 1888-1954
Tendulkar, Thea Gabriele.
Tendulkar, Thea Gabriele 1888-1954
Von Harbou, Thea
Von Harbou Théa 1888-1954
ハルボウ, テア・フォン
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