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Jannings, Emil 1884-1950

Works: 273 works in 1,335 publications in 8 languages and 8,519 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  Film noir  Horror films  History  Kammerspiel films  Historical films  Expressionist films  Internet videos 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Costume designer, Other, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Editor, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Emil Jannings
Der blaue Engel = The blue angel by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

247 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strict and prudish teacher in an all boys prep school learns of the pupils' infatuation with a local night-club singer. He decides to personally investigate the source of such indecency, but once he catches a glimpse of her, he is fatefully seduced
Faust : eine deutsche Volkssage by F. W Murnau( Visual )

134 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly restored. Inspired by the German legend and by Goethe's classic tale, Murnau's Faust tells the story of an alchemist (played by Gösta Ekman) who, struggling with his faith amidst a devastating plague, is offered the power to cure and the gift of youth ... in exchange for his soul. As the diabolical Mephisto, Emil Jannings (The Last Laugh) delivers a performance of operatic scale and intensity, by turns charming, comical, and horrific
Der letzte Mann by F. W Murnau( Visual )

142 editions published between 1924 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the fickle advantages of status as a pompous, aging hotel doorman is demoted to lavatory attendant, then becomes a millionaire
Waxworks by Paul Leni( Visual )

24 editions published between 1924 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The owner of a Waxmuseum needs for three of his models stories to be told to the audience. For that reason he has hired a writer, who after one look at the owner's pretty daughter, starts writing stories featuring the models, the daughter and himself
Tartuffe by F. W Murnau( Visual )

29 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family
The last command by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

25 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exiled Russian general turned Hollywood extra lands a role playing a version of his former czarist self, bringing about his emotional downfall
3 silent classics by Josef von Sternberg( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vienna-born, New York-raised Josef von Sternberg directed some of the most influential, stylish dramas ever to come out of Hollywood. Though best known for his star-making collaborations with Marlene Dietrich, von Sternberg began his career during the final years of the silent era, dazzling audiences and critics with his film's dark visions and innovative cinematography. The titles in this collection, made on the cusp of the sound age, are three of von Sternberg's greatest works, gritty evocations of gangster life (Underworld), the Russian Revolution (The Last Command), and working-class desperation (The Docks of New York) made into shadowy movie spectacle. Criterion is proud to present these long unavailable classics of American cinema, each with two musical scores."--Container
Anna Boleyn : a historical drama in six acts by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

20 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragic drama of the second wife of England's Henry VIII, made in Berlin by Lubitsch before he moved to Hollywood to make comedies
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

22 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cavernous chambers and stony battlements cast shadows of impending doom upon Othello and Desdemona as the mephistophelian Iago dances about them, methodically destroying their happiness and steering them toward their bitter fate with impish delight."--Container
Othello( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic of German silent cinema is a fine (though very loose) adaptation of William Shakespeare''s Othello. It stars two legendary German actors: Emil Jannings as Othello and Werner Krauss as the evil Iago
The broken jug by Heinrich von Kleist( Visual )

42 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 151 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
F.W. Murnau's The last laugh( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a hotel doorman who is demoted to washroom attendant because of his age. Humiliated, he considers suicide. Then, by a strange twist of fate, he becomes a millionaire. This silent film is told entirely by camera, without title cards
Variety by E. A Dupont( Visual )

33 editions published between 1925 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama, using flashback technique, which tells how a prisoner (Boss Huller) left his wife and child for a young dancer (Bertha), returned to his life as a trapeze artist with the dancer as his partner, and ultimately killed her new lover (Artinelli), a third partner in the trapeze act. This cut version (original 92 min.) omits the entire role of the wife and implies that the dancer Bertha is Huller's wife
Ohm Krüger by Hans Steinhoff( Visual )

14 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This propagandistic epic, seven years in the making, was Goebbels' initial attempt to equal Gone with the wind. It is a heroic portrait of the Boer statesman who recounts his life story as he lay dying in a Swiss hospital. His sons, Jan and Adrian, voice opposing views concerning the validity of their father's struggles during the Boer Wars. Although their ideological debate is handled with some skill, the primary purpose of the film was to stir anti-British feeling. The villainous English incite the African tribespeople by distributing guns during a mission service and to the strains of "Onward Christian soldiers." They feed rotten meat to Boer women and children (in a scene extracted from Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin) and incarcerate them in the massive concentration camps they have established on South African soil. The viewer is informed that 26,000 women and children were murdered. Ohm Krüger was selected Best Foreign Film at the Venice Festival and designated the first Film of the Nation at home. In an elaborate ceremony, Goebbels awarded its star Emil Jannings the "Ring of Honor of the German Cinema."
Wunderwelt Film : Künstler und Werkleute einer Weltmacht by Heinz W Siska( Book )

1 edition published in 1943 in German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passion by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

33 editions published between 1919 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intimate romance of a little French milliner. Shows how passion for love, place, or power can lead to one's destruction
The Eyes of the mummy( Visual )

5 editions published between 1918 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Egyptian girl is held prisoner in an ancient Egyptian temple by an ominous Arab. After being rescued by an Englishman, she moves to Great Britain, but is soon haunted by her former nemesis. It would seem that the tragic curse of the mummy hangs over her head
Faust( Visual )

13 editions published between 1926 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic tale of a man who sells his soul to the devil, based on Goethe, Marlowe, and folk sagas
Der Alte und der junge König : Friedricks des Grassen Jugend by Hans Steinhoff( Visual )

18 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 18th century Prussia, the young Frederick the Great fights with and tries to escape from his domineering father, King Frederick William the First."
Varieté by E. A Dupont( Visual )

12 editions published between 1925 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former trapeze artist "Boss" Huller leaves his wife and child to go to Berlin with the younger, seductive Berta-Marie. They become the lead attraction at Berlin's famed Wintergarten, where they perform as a trio with trapezist Artinelli. That is, until Huller realizes that Berta-Marie is cheating on him with their fellow acrobat
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Janenz, Theodor Emil 1884-1950

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Janenz, Theodor Friedrich Emil.

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Jannings, E. 1884-1950

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Jannings Émile 1884-1950

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