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Krauss, Werner 1884-1959

Overview
Works: 193 works in 708 publications in 6 languages and 6,008 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Silent films  Biography  Horror films  Records and correspondence  War films  Historical films  Short films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Creator, Costume designer, Other, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Werner Krauss
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )

124 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,509 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 cabinet of Dr. Caligari a film in six acts( Visual )

5 editions published between 1919 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 811 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 )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 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 )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family
Jud Süß( Visual )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in German and held by 324 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 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whirlpool of fate: after the suspicious death of her father a young girl runs away from her brutal uncle and joins a gypsy camp
The joyless street by G. W Pabst( Visual )

28 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 173 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
Othello by Dimitri Buchowetzki( Visual )

8 editions published between 1923 and 2001 in English and held by 162 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
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )

44 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A somnambulist commits murders under a hypnotist's influence
Nathan der Weise by Manfred Noa( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in German and Multiple languages and held by 114 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
Der Student von Prag The student of Prague( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor student falls in love with a wealthy countess, sells his reflection to an agent of the devil in order to become rich, and suffers the consequences
Das cabinet des Dr. Caligari : ein filmspiel in 6 Akten( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men on a park bench discuss the story of Cesare, a sleep-walking circus performer under the control of the murderous Dr. Caligari. But all, of course, is not quite as it seems. Silent film from 1920
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 )

35 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 77 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 )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in German and held by 73 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
Leonce & Lena by Georg Büchner( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 67 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
Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari = Le cabinet du docteur Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )

12 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 )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an old German legend about a poor student in Prague who falls in love with a wealthy countess, sells his reflection to an agent of the devil in order to become rich, then buys it back at the expense of his life
Danton( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical drama of Revolutionary leaders and the Reign of Terror in 18th century France
Opium( Visual )

5 editions published in 1919 in German and English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man's addictions to opium and sex lead to tragic results
 
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Kraus, Werner 1884-1959

Kraus, Werner b. 1884

Krauss, Verner 1884-1959

Krauss, Verner b. 1884

Krau Werner 1884-1959

Krauss, Werner b. 1884

Krau, Werner Johannes 1884-1959

Werner Krauss acteur allemand

Werner Krauss Actor

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Werner Krauss Duits acteur

Вернер Краус

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