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Krauss, Werner 1884-1959

Works: 204 works in 791 publications in 9 languages and 6,226 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Silent films  Horror films  Film adaptations  Expressionist films  Film excerpts  History  Vampire films  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Creator, Other, Editor, Costume designer
Classifications: PQ2036, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Werner Krauss
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari : a film in six acts by Robert Wiene( Visual )

204 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A somnambulist commits murders at a hypnotist's bidding in this German expressionist horror classic
Jud Süß by Veit Harlan( Visual )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in German and English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazi propaganda film offers a strongly anti-Semitic depiction of the life of Josef Süss Oppenheimer, tax advisor to Karl Alexander during the early 1700's, who was executed for manipulation of state funds
Waxworks by Paul Leni( Visual )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poet imagines scenarios in a wax museum fairground that involve Jack the Ripper, Ivan the Terrible, and Haroun al-Raschid
Tartuffe by F. W Murnau( Visual )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family
Jean Renoir( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nana: A women rises from poverty to become a dance hall queen and courtesan in 1860s Paris, destroying the lives of the men who fall in love with her
Secrets of a soul : a psychoanalytic film by G. W Pabst( Visual )

20 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By deciphering dream symbols, a psychoanalyst is able to resolve his patient's unconscious conflicts, curing him
The joyless street by G. W Pabst( Visual )

36 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 182 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 William Shakespeare( Visual )

11 editions published between 1922 and 2001 in English and held by 171 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 : ein filmspiel in 6 Akten( Visual )

3 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 138 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
Nathan der Weise( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in German and Multiple languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ephraims Lessings pazifistisches Drama spielt im Jerusalem zur Zeit der Kreuzzüge, als Christentum, Judentum und Islam unittelbar aufeinandertrafen. Der bildgewaltige Ausstattungsfilm mit Werner Krauss in der Titelrolle mußte sich schon während seiner Produktion im Jahre 1922 heftiger Attacken von seiten der Nationalsozialisten erwehren und ist heute völlig vergessen. Im begleitenden Booklet wird die komplexe Zensurgeschichte des lange verschollenen Films dargestellt, der nun als ein Meisterwerk des deutschen Stummfilms wiederentdeckt werden kann
Tartuffe by F. W Murnau( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most gifted visual storyteller of the German silent era, F.W. Murnau crafted works of great subtlety and emotional complexity through his absolute command of the cinematic medium. Known for such dazzling films as Nosferatu (1922), The last laugh (1924), Faust (1926), and Sunrise (1927), Murnau was also drawn to more intimate dramas exploring the dark corners of the human mind. In Tartuffe, he revisits Moliére's fable of religious hypocrisy, in which a faithful wife (Lil Dagover) tries to convince her husband (Werner Krauss) that their morally superior guest, Tartuffe (Emil Jannings), is in fact a lecherous hypocrite with a taste for the grape. To endow the story with contemporary relevance, Murnau frames Moliére's tale with a modern-day plot concerning a housekeeper's stealthy efforts to poison her elderly master and take control of his estate. Kino Lorber presents the 1925 American release version with its original titles and tinting, from a 35mm nitrate print preserved by the Library of Congress and restored in 2002 by the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv Berlin/Koblenz and the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung of Wiesbaden
Nana by Jean Renoir( Visual )

42 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 87 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
The masterworks of the German horror cinema( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These three classic silent films are considered by many to be the roots of the modern horror film
Leonce and Lena : a comedy by Georg Büchner( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in German and held by 70 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
The student of Prague by Stellan Rye( Visual )

10 editions published between 1926 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of 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
Das Schauspiel meines Lebens : Einem Freund erzählt by Werner Krauss( Book )

10 editions published in 1958 in German and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnaus Tartüff( Visual )

6 editions published in 2005 in 4 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man uses a film of Molière's play about a religious hypocrite who insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family to expose his grandfather's greedy housemaid
Shattered = Scherben( Visual )

11 editions published between 1921 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A railroad track-walker kills his daughter's seducer, a railway inspector, after her mother has already fled into the snow in shock and died of exposure, when the man refuses to have anything to do with the daughter. An example of Kammerspiel, or chamber-play, of naturalistic expressionism, and of psychological drama
The confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his Confessions, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) tells the story of his life, from the formative experiences of his humble childhood in Geneva, through the achievement of international fame as novelist and philosopher in Paris, to his wanderings as an exile, persecuted by governments and alienated from the modern world. In trying to explain who he was and how he came to be the object of others' admiration and abuse, Rousseau analyses with unique insight the relationship between an elusive but essential inner self and the variety of social identities he was led to adopt. Confessions is Rousseau's search, through every resource of language, to convey what he despairs of putting into words: the personal quality of one's own existence." "This translation includes the preface to the Neuchatel manuscript, which provides insights into Rousseau's conception of autobiography."--Jacket
Danton( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical drama of Revolutionary leaders and the Reign of Terror in 18th century France
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Kraus, Werner 1884-1959

Kraus, Werner b. 1884

Krauss, Verner 1884-1959

Krauss, Verner b. 1884

Krauß Werner 1884-1959

Krauss, Werner b. 1884

Krauß, Werner Johannes 1884-1959

Werner Krauss acteur allemand

Werner Krauss actor

Werner Krauss attore tedesco

Werner Krauß deutscher Schauspieler

Werner Krauss Duits acteur

Вернер Краус

Краус, Вернер немецкий актёр

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