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Harbou, Thea von 1888-1954

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Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

256 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 4,089 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 )

155 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,688 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 )

37 editions published between 1924 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried, son of King Sigmund, hears of the beautiful sister of Gunter, King of Worms, Kriemhild. On his way to Worms, he kills a dragon and finds a treasure, the Hort. He helps Gunther to win Krimhild, a mask that makes him invisible proves to be very useful. But because Brunhild is cursing Kriemhild, she tells her what really happened. Now Brunhild wants Siegfried's head. Is Gunther going to do her that favor? Country of production: Germany
Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse by Fritz Lang( Visual )

57 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 643 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
Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler by Fritz Lang( Visual )

43 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 637 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
Metropolis by Thea von Harbou( Book )

96 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 634 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
Spies by Fritz Lang( Visual )

15 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 448 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?
M : a film by Thea von Harbou( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

20 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based upon Herman Bang's 1902 novel, Dreyer's Michael refashions the classical Greek myth of Jupiter and Ganymede into a love triangle between an aging artist, Zoret (director Benjamin Christensen), his protagonist Michael (Walter Slezak, later to play the Nazi villain in Hitchcock's Lifeboat) and Princess Zamikoff (Nora Gregor, Rules of the game), an aristocratic femme fatale as entranced by Michael's youthful beauty as Zoret is. As Michael plunges from the dizzying heights of new love to the depths of theft and betrayal, Zoret experiences a spiritual rebirth from out of the ashes of rejection and despair. A film of exquisite artistry, Michael is both elaborately theatrical and remarkably restrained. Dreyer elicits vivid and passionate performances from his adroit cast, including the screen's only acting appearance by cinematographer Freund. Co-written by Fritz Lang's wife and collaborator Thea von Harbou (M, Metropolis), this intimate and compelling film possesses a bold level of emotional detail and depicts the twilight of a male-male romance with unusual daring and subtlety
Destiny = Der müde Tod by Fritz Lang( Visual )

35 editions published between 1921 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggle between love and death unfolds in four interwoven stories in different times and places as a woman attempts to save her beloved from death by offering another in his place
Das indische Grabmal by Fritz Lang( Visual )

31 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 226 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
The finances of the grand duke = Die Finanzen des Großherzogs( Visual )

8 editions published between 1924 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 189 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
The rocket to the moon by Thea von Harbou( Book )

25 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film follows a wicked cartel of spies who co-opt an experimental mission to the moon in the hope of plundering the satellite's vast stores of gold. When the crew finally reach their impossible destination, they find themselves stranded in a lunar labyrinth without walls, where emotions run scattershot, and the new goal becomes survival." [box cover note]
Phantom by F. W Murnau( Visual )

28 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 174 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."
Der Tiger von Eschnapur = The tiger of Eschnapur by Fritz Lang( Visual )

20 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 145 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 broken jug by Heinrich von Kleist( Visual )

29 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 111 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 )

23 editions published between 1923 and 1935 in German and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M by Anton Kaes( Book )

12 editions published between 1931 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin, années 1930. Un tueur en série sème la terreur dans la ville en assassinant sauvagement des petites filles. La police, impuissante, harcèle la pègre. Gênés dans leurs activités, les chefs du milieu décident de faire justice eux-mêmes. Commence alors une chasse à l'homme dans les bas-fonds de la ville
Woman in the moon by Fritz Lang( Visual )

36 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction describing journey by rocket ship to the moon. In many respects technically accurate
The complete Metropolis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In een gigantische ondergrondse fabrieksstad rond het jaar 2000 komen arbeiders, opgehitst door een duivelse robot, in opstand tegen de de heersende intellectuele klasse en dreigt de schitterende bovenstad vernietigd te worden
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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 attrice e sceneggiatrice tedesca

Thea von Harbou deutsche Schriftstellerin und Drehbuchautorin

Thea von Harbou Duits filmregisseur

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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