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Harbou, Thea von 1888-1954

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Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

245 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 4,028 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
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

175 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,689 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
Die Nibelungen by Fritz Lang( Visual )

51 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film of the tales of Siegfried, Kriemheld, Brunhilde, Gunther, and Attila the Hun
Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler by Fritz Lang( Visual )

55 editions published between 1922 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 685 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
Metropolis by Thea von Harbou( Book )

104 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 636 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
Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse by Fritz Lang( Visual )

49 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 614 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 )

41 editions published between 1927 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 430 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?
Der Tiger von Eschnapur The tiger of Eschnapur by Fritz Lang( Visual )

71 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 390 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 : a film by Thea von Harbou( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destiny Der müde Tod by Fritz Lang( Visual )

36 editions published between 1921 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 322 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
Michael by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

15 editions published between 1924 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 204 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 rocket to the moon by Thea von Harbou( Book )

27 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The finances of the grand duke Die Finanzen des Großherzogs by F. W Murnau( Visual )

12 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 164 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
Phantom by F. W Murnau( Visual )

25 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 164 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 )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 155 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 broken jug by Heinrich von Kleist( Visual )

29 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 120 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 )

25 editions published between 1923 and 2002 in German and Serbian and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woman in the moon by Fritz Lang( Visual )

46 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An incongruous group of people embark on a journey to the moon in search of gold
M by Anton Kaes( Book )

6 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text reconnects M to its significance as an event in 1931 Germany, recapturing the film's social and symbolic energy. Interweaving close reading with cultural history, Anton Kaes reconstitutes M as a modernist artwork
Der Krieg und die Frauen : Novellen by Thea von Harbou( Book )

23 editions published between 1913 and 1919 in German and held by 84 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 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 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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Теа фон Гарбоу

Теа фон Харбоу

תיאה פון הארבו

تئا فن هاربو فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، نویسنده، و کارگردان آلمانی

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MetropolisDas Testament des Dr. Mabuse