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Krauss, Werner 1884-1959

Works: 216 works in 875 publications in 9 languages and 6,761 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Horror films  Expressionist films  Film excerpts  Vampire films  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  War films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Other, Creator, Editor, Narrator, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1995.75, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Werner Krauss
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari = Das cabinet des Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )

180 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,143 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. Francis' sweetheart Jane is attacked and carried off by Cesare, but she manages to escape. During the search for her, Francis goes to an insane asylum hoping to find Cesare and discovers that the director of the asylum is none other than the insane Dr. Caligari. It is then revealed that Francis himself is a patient in a mental institution
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari : a film in six acts( Visual )

3 editions published between 1919 and 2002 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 872 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
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 555 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
Jud Süß by Veit Harlan( Visual )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in German and English and held by 446 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 )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 405 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 )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doctor's horrible experiment: experimental fantasy about a Jekyll/Hyde-type psychiatrist/lunatic creating havoc in 1950s Paris
Othello( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 197 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
Secrets of a soul : a psychoanalytic film by G. W Pabst( Visual )

21 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 195 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 2014 in 5 languages and held by 187 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 )

14 editions published between 1922 and 2001 in English and held by 169 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 by Robert Wiene( Visual )

7 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 148 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
Tartuffe by Prod Co: Ufa( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 134 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 )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 117 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
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 )

44 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 91 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 & Lena 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
Der Student von Prag = The student of Prague by Stellan Rye( Visual )

12 editions published between 1926 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 50 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 held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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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