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Krauss, Werner 1884-1959

Overview
Works: 278 works in 986 publications in 8 languages and 7,748 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Horror films  Film adaptations  Expressionist films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Film excerpts  Internet videos  Short films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Contributor, Other, Narrator, Arranger, Costume designer, Creator
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 )

126 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A somnambulist commits murders at a hypnotist's bidding in this German expressionist horror classic
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari : a film in six acts( Visual )

4 editions published between 1919 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man named Francis suspects that Dr. Caligari - the travelling hypnotist who performs with his sleep-walking assistant Cesare - is a murderer. He believes that Cesare also kills while under the doctor's spell
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari = Das cabinet des Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )

25 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A masterpiece of psychological horror and the film that has come to epitomize the mysterious highly stylized German expressionist cinema. A demented hypnotist and his ghastly henchman spread death througout the German countryside. Newly remastered from the archival German material and tinted according to original instructions with evocative score
Jud Süß( Visual )

31 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in German and English and held by 386 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 )

23 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 371 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 Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau( Visual )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murnau revisits Molière's fable of religious hypocrisy, in which a faithful wife tries to convince her husband that their morally superior houseguest is, in fact, a lecherous hypocrite with a taste for the grape
Jean Renoir( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 266 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
Othello( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic of German silent cinema is a fine (though very loose) adaptation of William Shakespeare''s Othello. It stars two legendary German actors: Emil Jannings as Othello and Werner Krauss as the evil Iago
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )

29 editions published between 1920 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange murders begin in a town when a traveling fair arrives and Dr. Caligari commands his somnambulist Cesare to tell fortunes
Das cabinet des Dr. Caligari : ein filmspiel in 6 Akten( Visual )

11 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 172 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
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

15 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 170 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
Secrets of a soul : a psychoanalytic film by G. W Pabst( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist's fear of knives and impulses to kill his wife send him to a psychiatrist who attempts to explain the scientist's dreams
The joyless street( Visual )

19 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 146 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
Tartuffe by Prod Co: Ufa( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 133 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
Nathan der Weise by Manfred Noa( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 120 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 )

15 editions published between 1926 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic story of a young student who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for a life of debauchery. The film combines the Faust legend with a doppelgänger, or double, motif. "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, though, as his reflection begins to interfere with his newfound happiness in a most sinister way"--Container
Leonce & Lena Hörspiel by Georg Büchner( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Büchners hoch politisches Lustspiel um die Königskinder Leonce und Lena in einer einzigartigen Inszenierung von Gert Westphal. Mit Oskar Werner und Gertrud Kückelmann in den Hauptrollen und der Komposition von Peter Zwetkoff
Nana by Jean Renoir( Visual )

40 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 85 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 )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in German and held by 71 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
 
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Kraus, Werner 1884-1959

Kraus, Werner b. 1884

Krauss, Verner

Krauss, Verner 1884-1959

Krauss, Verner b. 1884

Krauss, Werner, 1884-

Krauß Werner 1884-1959

Krauss, Werner b. 1884

Krauß, Werner Johannes

Krauß, Werner Johannes 1884-1959

Werner Johannes Krauß

Werner Krauß

Werner Krauss acteur allemand

Werner Krauss actor

Werner Krauss aktè alman

Werner Krauss attore tedesco

Werner Krauß deutscher Schauspieler

Werner Krauss Duits acteur

Вернер Краус

Вернер Краус актор

Краус, Вернер

Краус, Вернер немецкий актёр

Վերներ Կրաուս

فيرنر كراوس

ورنر کراوس

ヴェルナー・クラウス

クラウス, ヴェルナー

維那·高斯

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