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Sinister Cinema (Firm)

Overview
Works: 486 works in 571 publications in 4 languages and 965 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film noir  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Silent films  Horror films  Crime films  Expressionist films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sinister Cinema (Firm)
The haunted castle by F. W Murnau( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the count of Vogeloed Castle steals his brother's sweetheart, a family row begins which has unnerving results. A gothic story of murder, innuendo, suspicion and hatred
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychopathic murderer of young girls terrorizes a German city causing public hysteria and intense police investigations, which in turn disrupts organized crime. The contrasting worlds of the police and the underworld are juxtaposed as they both resolve to hunt, capture, and try the murderer
The crimes of Dr. Mabuse( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin police inspector Lohmann investigates a case, in which all clues lead to a man, who's been in a hospital for mental illness for many years
Waxworks by Paul Leni( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 18 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
The bargain( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After the bandit Jim Stokes robs the stage he is wounded fleeing. Recuperating at a ranch, he falls in love with and marries the daughter. Now wishing to go straight he tries to return the money but is recognized and captured. When the Sheriff then loses the recovered money at a crooked roulette table, he and Stokes strike a bargain."--Internet Movie Database
Liliom by Fritz Lang( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A raffish carnival barker is killed in a knife fight, but is given one day to return to earth to see how his wife and daughter are managing"--The Faber companion to foreign films, 1992
Sky high( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Mix is an immigration officer in Arizona who tries to stop a gang from smuggling Chinese labor over the border from Mexico
Planeta bur = The planet of storms( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in Russian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A team of cosmonauts, consisting of six men, one woman, and one robot, land on Venus. They discover an ancient culture and carnivorous plants
Beyond the time barrier by Edgar G Ulmer( Visual )

3 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A supersonic test pilot exploits the theory of relativity to travel to and from the bleak future of humankind
Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse = The 1000 eyes of Dr. Mabuse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revives the chief character of Lang's earlier films. Special agents investigating a suspicious death find clues pointing toward the legendary Dr. Mabuse, a criminal mastermind believed to have died in the 1930s
Phantom broadcast( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hunchbacked radio crooner hires a handsome stand-in who can't sing to pose as him at public appearances. When a beautiful woman falls in love with substitute, the hunchback begins to wonder what it would be like to have the fame for himself
Golgotha by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first sound film made about the life of Jesus of Nazareth, told without any undue flourishes
Schwarz und Weiss, wie Tage und Nächte( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in German and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ironic tale about a mathematician for whom chess becomes an obsession after his "unbeatable" chess program loses
The hitch-hiker by Ida Lupino( Visual )

2 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on their way to a fishing area, two men pick up a hitchhiker -- not knowing that he is a sadistic and psychopathic killer
Stop train 349( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American train travels from East to West Germany. When a stowaway boards, this cold war era journey becomes a political bombshell, with the lives of the passengers put in jeopardy over the freedom of one, lone man
Gaslight by Thorold Dickinson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A susceptible young woman marries a suave, romantic man never suspecting that he is a murderous scoundrel, obsessed with finding the jewels hidden in their London home. She becomes the helpless victim as slowly, insidiously, he drives her to the brink of insanity
The phantom of the Moulin Rouge( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man's spirit is separated from his body by a doctor, and runs rampant in Paris. When the police find the man's corpse and decide to do an autopsy, the man's spirit must race back to its body to prevent this from happening
She( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three men journey to Lybia, seeking the Pillar of fire and the Queen whose days and loveliness do not fade, who lives in sybartic spendor awaiting the reincarnation of her beloved Kallikrates
Edgar Allan Poe's Castle of terror( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A writer meets Edgar Allan Poe and Lord Blackwood at an inn. They bet him that he can't spend the night alone in a certain castle on All Soul's Eve. On that night, every person who ever died there re-enacts his deaths. He meets the beautiful Elizabeth Blackwood and discovers she has no heartbeat. He sees several horrible murders replayed by the dead inhabitants. When he discovers that they plan to kill him for his blood he runs outside and is impaled on an iron fence. Poe and Blackwood arrive and collect their money from his pocket
The hidden room( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cuckolded doctor exacts revenge on his high-spirited wife by abducting her young American lover, then keeping her guessing as to where he is, and whether he is still alive
 
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