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Harbou, Thea von 1888-1954

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Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

201 editions published between 1926 and 2020 in 10 languages and held by 3,804 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, who attempts to inspire the workers to throw off their oppressors
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

100 editions published between 1931 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,775 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 )

41 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 695 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 )

78 editions published between 1926 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story is set in 2026 in a technologically advanced city, sustained by the existence of an underground society of laborers. The son of one of the city's founders falls in love with a girl from the underground society, as the two societies begin to clash due to the lack of a unifying force
Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse by Fritz Lang( Visual )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in German and held by 577 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
M : a film by Thea von Harbou( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spies by Fritz Lang( Visual )

13 editions published between 1928 and 2004 in English and German and held by 369 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 )

22 editions published between 1924 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 331 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
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

30 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in German and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychopathic murderer of young girls terrorizes a German city causing public hysteria and intense police investigations, which in turn disrupts organized crime. The contrasting worlds of the police and the underworld are juxtaposed as they both resolve to hunt, capture, and try the murderer
Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler by Fritz Lang( Visual )

15 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Mabuse, the mastermind of crime, uses hypnosis to subvert his opponents and control his victims. His thirst for power and wealth reflect the decadence of post World War I German society. Filmmaker Lang's high-contrast expressionist graphics, overly-bright streetlights and bit-characters with significant mannerisms provide social commentary that raise this film above the limitations of the genre
Destiny = Der müde Tod by Fritz Lang( Visual )

43 editions published between 1921 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 311 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, the gambler by Fritz Lang( Visual )

36 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 294 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
Fritz Lang's Metropolis( Visual )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freder Fredersen is the son of Joh Fredersen, who reigns over the great city of Metropolis. Freder is surprised to discover his lifestyle has been built on the unseen but backbreaking labor of an entire class of unseen 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. In 1981 Giorgio Moroder began a three-year endeavor to restore the science fiction classic Metropolis
Fritz Lang's M( Visual )

5 editions published between 1931 and 2004 in German and held by 188 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
The finances of the grand duke = Die Finanzen des Großherzogs by Friedrich W Murnau( Visual )

13 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 181 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
Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

56 editions published between 1926 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expressionistic vision of a struggle between management and labor in a city of the future
The rocket to the moon by Thea von Harbou( Book )

25 editions published between 1927 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

16 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 175 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 films premiere in 1927. After years of restoration the sci-fi epic was re-released in theaters in 2010 as The Complete Metropolis
Phantom by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau( Visual )

24 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 162 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."
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in German and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychopathic murderer of young girls terrorizes a German city causing public hysteria and intense police investigations, which in turn disrupts organized crime. The contrasting worlds of the police and the underworld are juxtaposed as they both resolve to hunt, capture, and try the murderer
 
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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

Harbou, Thea von 1888-1954

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 Gabriele von Harbou

Thea von Harbou

Thea von Harbou actrice allemande

Thea von Harbou actriță germană

Thea von Harbou aktore gjermane

Thea von Harbou Atriz e Roteirista Alemã

Thea von Harbou attrice e sceneggiatrice tedesca

Thea von Harbou deutschsprachige Science-Fiction-Autorin

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

Von Harbou, Thea

Von Harbou Thea 1888-1954

Τέα φον Χάρμπου

Теа фон Гарбоу німецька акторка

Теа фон Харбоу

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תיאה פון הארבו שחקנית גרמנייה

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

ثيا ڤون هاربو

가브리엘 레 폰 하보 1888-1954

테아 폰 하르보우

하르보우, 테아 본 1888-1954

テア・フォン・ハルボウ

ハルボウ, テア・フォン

特娅·冯·哈堡

蒂婭·馮·哈伯

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