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Harbou, Thea von 1888-1954

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Most widely held works by Thea von Harbou
Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

166 editions published between 1927 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 3,915 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 )

110 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a child-murderer who terrorizes Dusseldorf and is finally hunted down by the city's organized criminal elements
Die Nibelungen by Fritz Lang( Visual )

36 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 694 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
Metropolis by Thea von Harbou( Book )

73 editions published between 1926 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 642 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
Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse by Fritz Lang( Visual )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in German and English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Lang uses the story of a madman, confined to an asylum, who masterminds a series of crimes, to expose the madness of Hitler. The film was banned in Germany the year of its release because of its attack on the fundamentals of the Nazi Party
Spies by Fritz Lang( Visual )

13 editions published between 1928 and 2004 in English and German and held by 437 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?
Michael by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

16 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 420 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
M : a film by Thea von Harbou( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 378 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 317 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
Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2016 and held by 290 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
Dr. Mabuse, the gambler by Fritz Lang( Visual )

29 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 288 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 Fritz Lang( Visual )

57 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2020 A.D., Joh Fredersen rules Metropolis. A privileged class plays above ground while oppressed workers toil below ground. Freder, son of Joh, falls in love with Maria, a young lower-class woman who secretly preaches to the workers. Joh's attempt to use a robot bearing Maria's likeness backfires, Metropolis is nearly destroyed, and the robot incites the workers to violence
Fritz Lang's M( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in German and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Fritz Lang's Metropolis( Visual )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a futuristic time and place, humans are divided into two groups: the thinkers, who make plans, and the workers, who achieve goals. Completely separate, neither group is complete, but together they make a whole. One man from the "thinkers" dares visit the underground where the workers toil, and is astonished by what he sees
The finances of the grand duke = Die Finanzen des Großherzogs( Visual )

10 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 183 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)
Das indische Grabmal( Visual )

15 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maharajah of Bengal plans on entombing alive his unfaithful wife; he has a yogi bring over from England an architect to design the tomb--a point of interest, since the wife's lover, whom the Maharajah has imprisoned, is a British officer
Phantom by F. W Murnau( Visual )

24 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 163 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 )

9 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages 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
M( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in German and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a serial killer is stalking the children of Berlin, everyone, including the criminal underworld, wants to see him brought down
Der Tiger von Eschnapur = The tiger of Eschnapur by Fritz Lang( Visual )

10 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in German and English and held by 122 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
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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 düütsche Schauspelersche

Thea von Harbou Escriptora, guionista i actriu alemanya

Thea von Harbou German actress

Thea von Harbou guionista cinematográfica, actriz y escritora alemana

Thea von Harbou saksalainen näyttelijä

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Von Harbou Théa 1888-1954

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