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Harbou, Thea von 1888-1954

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Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )
208 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 3,855 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 )
106 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A psychological thriller based on the true case of Peter Kurten, a compulsive child murderer in Dusseldorf 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 )
36 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 664 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
Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse by Fritz Lang( Visual )
35 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 573 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
Metropolis by Thea von Harbou( Book )
68 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 542 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 )
15 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 491 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
Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler by Fritz Lang( Visual )
19 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 347 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 323 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 )
21 editions published between 1922 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 284 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
Destiny Der müde Tod ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An allegorical fantasy where death evokes three tragic destinies which are set in a Moslem city, in Renaissance Venice and in ancient China
Michael by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )
18 editions published between 1924 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 191 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 )
2 editions published between 1924 and 2009 in English and held by 150 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 150 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 145 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 140 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 )
14 editions published between 1929 and 1977 in 5 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Tiger von Eschnapur The tiger of Eschnapur ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in German and held by 110 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
Das Nibelungenbuch by Thea von Harbou( Book )
15 editions published between 1923 and 2002 in German and Serbian and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
M, eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder by Fritz Lang( Visual )
27 editions published between 1931 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 81 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
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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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