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Abel, Alfred 1879-1937

Overview
Works: 224 works in 785 publications in 7 languages and 6,197 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Dystopian films  Expressionist films  Documentary films  Crime films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Other, Contributor, Costume designer, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alfred Abel
Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

225 editions published between 1926 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 3,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expressionistic drama about authoritarianism and revolt in an industrialized metropolis of the 21st century
Phantom by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau( Visual )

31 editions published between 1922 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 320 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."
Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

97 editions published between 1926 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expressionistic vision of a struggle between management and labor in a city of the future
Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler by Fritz Lang( Visual )

6 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 303 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
Fritz Lang's Metropolis( Visual )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 212 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
The complete Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

17 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 176 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
Dr. Mabuse, the gambler by Fritz Lang( Visual )

13 editions published between 1922 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 51 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
Dr Mabuse : der Spieler = Dr. Mabuse : le joueur by Fritz Lang( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : Fritz Lang, l'un des plus grands réalisateurs du cinéma allemand nous offre avec Dr Mabuse, le joueur un chef-d'oeuvre absolu et prophétique, révélateur des angoisses d'une époque trouble, dix ans avant l'arrivée au pouvoir du nazisme
L'argent = Money( Visual )

4 editions published between 1928 and 2019 in No Linguistic content and French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[A]n opulent classic of late silent-era cinema, adapted from Zola's novel of the same name. ... Business tycoons Saccard and Gunderman lock horns when the former tries to raise capital for his faltering bank. To inflate his stock, Saccard concocts a duplicitous publicity student involving the unwitting aviator Hamelin and a flight across the Atlantic, much to the dismay of his wife Line. The Hamelins become pawns in a high-stakes chess game played out by unscrupulous speculators."--Container
Excerpts from Phantom( Visual )

1 edition published in 1922 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an excerpt from the F.W. Murnau film Phantom." ... 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."
Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in German and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the most famous German film of all time, and certainly one of the most influential of all silent films, this restoration of "Metropolis" is the most complete and authentic since its day or release in 1927. The setting is the future, where people are divided into two groups: poor workers living beneath the ground, and the rich who enjoy a decadent city of luxury. The tense balance of these two societies is realized through images that are among the most famous of the 20th century, influencing later science-fiction films such as "Blade Runner" and "Star Wars"
Metropolis( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in German and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the most famous German film of all time, and certainly one of the most influential of all silent films, this restoration of "Metropolis" is the most complete and authentic since its day or release in 1927. The setting is the future, where people are divided into two groups: poor workers living beneath the ground, and the rich who enjoy a decadent city of luxury. The tense balance of these two societies is realized through images that are among the most famous of the 20th century, influencing later science-fiction films such as "Blade Runner" and "Star Wars."
Triple feature, horror classics( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes three feature length films classic horror films. Nosferatu: Overtly using the plot of Bram Stoker's Dracula, this classic film highlights the evil vampire Orlok who travels to Bremen to feast on an unsuspecting population until the forces of good prevail. The Phantom of the Opera: Stalking the dank cellars of the Paris Opera House, the fiendish Phantom coaches an unsuspecting young understudy, kidnapping her when she spurns his love. Metropolis: This morality play set in the future tells the tale of a young aristocratic dilettante confronted with the brutal slavery of his society. A beautiful young woman opens his eyes and they fight for reform in the face of diabolical adversaries
Cagliostro by Richard Oswald( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in No Linguistic content and Multiple languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cagliostro, an Italian adventurer rises through the French aristocracy on account of his magical tricks, medical knowledge and ability to foretell the future. When he falls from grace after a divination that predicts a dire future for Marie Antoinette, he sets in motion a plan that will result in revenge, but at a great price
Ladies of the German cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sappho: The engineer Georg de la Croix suffers a nervous breakdown due to the continuous unfaithfulness of his lover, Dame Sappho. Georg ends up in a lunatic asylum. His brother, Richard wants to avenge him but instead falls in love with the beautiful Dame Sappho. When Herr Richard finds out from a previous lover of Dame Sappho that she was the cause of his brother's insanity, Richard decides to put an end to his affair with her by marrying someone else but he still must see Dame Sappho, even minutes after the wedding. The love turmoil will have a "grand finale" at the end of the film in a magnificent and thrilling scene at the Opera where our heroine will pay for her old and new love sins
Handbuch Bilanz und Abschlussprüfung : HBA( Book )

5 editions published between 1963 and 1987 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metropolis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The future. Metropolis is a wonderful city, high above the ground its towers stand. The people prosper, the economy is flourishing, the suspended streets are busy. But Metropolis also has a great secret, so hidden that not even Freder Fredersen, son of founder Joh Fredersen knows about it. He is spending his free time in the Eternal Gardens, when suddenly a woman shows up, with what looks like a class of children. They're from the City of Workers, in the depth, Freder learns. "These are your brothers," she tells the children, before she is forced to leave. Freder is so intrigued he follows them into the depth and doesn't like what he sees. The workers are exploited, they must do labor like robots. Freder tries to convince his father to change, while the woman tries to keep workers' morale high by predicting a man will stand up that will mediate. Someone that will use both hands and head, someone that will be the heart."--Www.imdb.com This newly restored version of the film is the closest yet to the version Fritz Lang debuted to theatrical audiences in 1927 Berlin. In 2008, a duplicate negative created from an original 1927 Argentinian theatrical print was discovered in Buenos Aires' Museo del Cine. Extensive preservation work on that and other footage, in addition to a newly acquired copy of Gottfried Huppertz' original performance score, and intertitles translated into English from German censorship records, has led to a newly edited story line, with rearranged shots and scenes
Metropolis die komplettierte und restaurierte Fassung der Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fritz-Lang-Sonderedition drei Meisterwerke der Filmgeschichte auf 4 DVDs mit umfangreichem Bonusmaterial( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treuhandwesen : Prüfung, Begutachtung, Beratung by Karl Lechner( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Abel, Alfred

Abel , Alfred Peter

Abel, Alfred Peter 1879-1937

Abel, Peter 1879-1937

Abelle, Alfred 1879-1937

Alfred Abel acteur allemand

Alfred Abel attore e regista tedesco

Alfred Abel Duits filmregisseur

Alfred Abel German actor and director

Άλφρεντ Άμπελ Γερμανός ηθοποιός

Альфред Абель

אלפרד אבל שחקן גרמני

آلفرد ابل بازیگر و کارگردان آلمانی

ألفريد أبيل

알프레트 아벨 독일 배우, 연출가

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