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Krauss, Werner 1884-

Works: 197 works in 602 publications in 6 languages and 5,719 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Sources  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Silent films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Creator, Costume designer, Other, Editor
Classifications: PN1995.75, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Werner Krauss
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Most widely held works by Werner Krauss
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Erich Pommer( Visual )
116 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tale of the modern re-appearance of an 11th century myth involving the strange and mysterious influence of a mountebank monk over a somnambulist
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari a film in six acts ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1919 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the film The cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a somnambulist commits murders under a hypnotist's influence. Also featured is a lengthy excerpt of Genuine. Both films are examples of the German Expressionist movement
Waxworks by Paul Leni( Visual )
17 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 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 Molière( Visual )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family
Jud Süß ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in German and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Produced in 1938, but not released until 1940, this was the film that made the wearing of the Jewish Star of David in Europe manadatory. This is the Nazi version of the novel of the same title by Lion Feuchtwanger. It is based on the real historical character of Josef Süss Oppenheimer who was tax advisor to Karl Alexander during the early 1700's and was publicly executed in Stuttgart for manipulation of state funds. In 1926 Feuchtwanger (also Jewish) wrote the novel "Jud Süss" which contained no anti-Semitic content whatsoever. In 1934 British Gaumat Studios produced the film under the title "Power". Minister of Nazi Propaganda Joseph Goebbels saw the film and felt that the film could be produced in a Nazi version to benefit National Socialism
Jean Renoir ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charleston parade: shows the journey of a man in blackface to a post-Apocalyptic Paris, where he meets a girl who teaches him the Charleston, and they leave together in his spaceship
Secrets of a soul a psychoanalytic film ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1926 and 2008 in English and German and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By deciphering dream symbols, a psychoanalyst is able to resolve his patient's unconscious conflicts, curing him
Othello ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1923 and 2001 in English and held by 166 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
The joyless street by G. W Pabst( Visual )
22 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An expressionistic account of economic and moral decay that focuses on the problems of the inhabitants of a street in decadent post World War I Vienna. Garbo plays a professor's daughter whose family security has been shattered by inflation and must now consider working in a brothel to keep her family from starving
Der Student von Prag The student of Prague by Hanns Heinz Ewers( Visual )
6 editions published between 1926 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an old German legend about a poor student in Prague who falls in love with a wealthy countess. He sells his reflection to an agent of the devil in order to become rich, then buys it back at the expense of his life. With a theme reminiscent of the Faust legend, this is considered to be one of the first 'horror' films
Nathan der Weise ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in German and Multiple languages and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nathan the Wise tells the story of Jerusalem in 1192, during a truce that brought the bloody fighting of the Third Crusade to a temporary halt
The masterworks of the German horror cinema ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These three classic silent films are considered by many to be the roots of the modern horror film
Nana by Jean Renoir( Visual )
33 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A Paris, sous le second Empire, Nana est une petite actrice sans envergure au Théâtre des Variétés. Malgré l'appui financier du Comte Muffat, qui s'est épris d'elle, la jeune femme n'obtient aucun succès. Mais elle comprend vite qu'avec son pouvoir de séduction, elle a tout intérêt à jouer les femmes entretenues
Jud Süss the indoctrination of racial hatred ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nazi propaganda film at its most inflammatory. A Jewish man victimizes innocent Aryans on his way to power. Based in part on the story of Joseph Süss-Oppenheimer
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )
31 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With psychosis, paranoia and the blurring of the distinction between madness and sanity at its centre, Caligari can be seen thematically as a distant forerunner to the psycho-horror subgenre. Stylistically the expressionist design of the painted sets had little direct influence. This stylisation in Caligari carries a clearer implication of social and political comment than is the norm for the horror genre
Leonce & Lena by Georg Büchner( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leonce, Prinz aus dem Reich Popo, bricht aus der sozialen Ungerechtigkeit im Land seines Vaters und aus dem Müßiggang seines Lebens aus. Er wandert, zusammen mit dem Gleichgesinnten Valerio, über die Landesgrenzen, um sich vor seiner geplanten Hochzeit mit der ihm unbekannten Lena zu drücken. Aber auch Lena will eher sterben als standesgemäß heiraten. Beide treffen sich, ohne einander zu erkennen, und verlieben sich ineinander. Die legendäre Aufnahme des SWR in der Regie von Gert Westphal beeindruckt durch ihr herausragendes Sprecherensemble um Oskar Werner und Werner Krauß und die einzigartige Musik von Peter Zwetkoff
Student of Prague (1926) ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Although he is known as the finest fencer in Prague, Balduin bemoans his lot in life. In the depths of his despair, the poor university student is accosted by the mysterious Scapinelli, who makes him a deal that seems too good to be true: in exchange for his choice of Balduin's meager possessions, Scapinelli offers the staggering sum of 600,000 gold pieces. Agreeing to the terms, Balduin watches in amazement as Scapinelli approaches the mirror and summons Balduin's reflection from it, walking away with the blank-faced doppleganger in tow. Balduin senses he's made a terrible mistake, but begins to enjoy his new life as a wealthy socialite, finding love with a young countess. The hefty price of his bargain becomes clear, thoughs his reflection begins to interfere with his newfound happiness in a most sinister way"--Container
Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari = Le cabinet du docteur Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )
11 editions published between 1919 and 2012 in German and English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A somnambulist commits murders at a hypnotist's bidding in this German expressionist horror classic. Also featured on this videodisc is an excerpt of "Genuine: a tale of a vampire", a 1920 release which reunited "Caligari's" creative team
The student of Prague by Stellan Rye( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wegener's German expressionist romantic drama is set on location. A poor student unknowingly trades his reflection for wealth. The reflection then takes on an independent existence and begins to do harm
Danton ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historical drama of Revolutionary leaders and the Reign of Terror in 18th century France
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Kraus, Werner 1884-
Kraus, Werner 1884-1959
Kraus, Werner b. 1884
Krauss, Verner 1884-
Krauss, Verner, 1884-1959
Krauss, Verner b. 1884
Krauß Werner 1884-1959
Krauss, Werner b. 1884
Krauß, Werner Johannes 1884-1959
English (188)
German (85)
French (24)
Russian (1)
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