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Harbou, Thea von 1888-1954

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Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

201 editions published between 1926 and 2020 in 10 languages and held by 3,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expressionistic vision of a struggle between management and labor in a city of the future
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

117 editions published between 1931 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 2,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychological thriller based on the true case of Peter Kurten, a compulsive child murderer in Dusseldorf and Germany's worst mass killer of the times. In the movie Berlin is in the grip of terror as an unknown child molestor and murderer attacks little girls. While the police produce no clues, despite frantic searching, neighbours turn against each other. The underworld becomes so incensed at the police activity that the leaders decide to find the pervert themselves
Die Nibelungen by Fritz Lang( Visual )

41 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried, son of King Sigmund, hears of the beautiful sister of Gunter, King of Worms, Kriemhild. On his way to Worms, he kills a dragon and finds a treasure, the Hort. He helps Gunther to win Krimhild, a mask that makes him invisible proves to be very useful. But because Brunhild is cursing Kriemhild, she tells her what really happened. Now Brunhild wants Siegfried's head. Is Gunther going to do her that favor? Country of production: Germany
Metropolis by Thea von Harbou( Book )

78 editions published between 1926 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This city of the future encompasses two worlds: that of the hedonistic ruling class and that of a segregated subculture, toilers in a mechanized underworld who labor to provide the rich with their pleasures. When a charismatic leader arises, she seeks a savior to unite the disparate social orders. "Between the brain that plans and the hands that build," she declares, "there must be a mediator--the heart." Thea von Harbou, creator of the screenplay for Fritz Lang's iconic 1927 film, wrote this novel to expand upon the movie's ideas and concepts. Vivid in description, rich in characterization and symbolism, the story draws upon ancient myths to form a compelling vision of the future. Noted science-fiction authority Forrest J. Ackerman hailed the book as "a work of genius," and a century after its initial publication Metropolis continues to captivate readers
Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse by Fritz Lang( Visual )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in German and English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locked away in an asylum for a decade and teetering between life and death, the criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse has scribbled his last will and testament: a manifesto establishing a future empire of crime. When the document's nefarious writings start leading to terrifying parallels in reality, it's up to Berlin's star detective, Inspector Lohmann, to connect the fragmented, maddening clues in a case unlike any other. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse appropriates slogans and ideas from the newly ascendant Nazi party and puts them into the mouth of a madman, warning the audience of the horrible menace that was rapidly becoming a reality
M : a film by Thea von Harbou( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spies by Fritz Lang( Visual )

13 editions published between 1928 and 2004 in English and German and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first "modern" spy film a power-hungry banker with many disguises marshals his forces to steal the secrets of an important treaty
Michael by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

21 editions published between 1924 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based upon Herman Bang's 1902 novel, Dreyer's Michael refashions the classical Greek myth of Jupiter and Ganymede into a love triangle between an aging artist, Zoret (director Benjamin Christensen), his protagonist Michael (Walter Slezak, later to play the Nazi villain in Hitchcock's Lifeboat) and Princess Zamikoff (Nora Gregor, Rules of the game), an aristocratic femme fatale as entranced by Michael's youthful beauty as Zoret is. As Michael plunges from the dizzying heights of new love to the depths of theft and betrayal, Zoret experiences a spiritual rebirth from out of the ashes of rejection and despair. A film of exquisite artistry, Michael is both elaborately theatrical and remarkably restrained. Dreyer elicits vivid and passionate performances from his adroit cast, including the screen's only acting appearance by cinematographer Freund. Co-written by Fritz Lang's wife and collaborator Thea von Harbou (M, Metropolis), this intimate and compelling film possesses a bold level of emotional detail and depicts the twilight of a male-male romance with unusual daring and subtlety
Destiny = Der müde Tod by Fritz Lang( Visual )

43 editions published between 1921 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a middle-European village a century ago, Death takes a young man just before he is to be married. His lover seeks out the Death figure and pleads with him for her fiance's life. Filled with pity for her, he promises to return her fiance if she can save even one of three lives about to flicker out
Dr. Mabuse, the gambler by Fritz Lang( Visual )

36 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinister Dr. Mabuse maintains his wealth through counterfeiting, manipulating the stock exchange and bending weaker minds to his will. In part 1, Mabuse builds his empire and casually ruins Count Told while entrancing the thrill-seeking Countess. In part 2, Mabuse turns from criminal to villain, murdering the Count and kidnapping the Countess
Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lang's first film featuring the arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse is also an allegory about Weimar Germany. Mabuse maintains his wealth through counterfeiting, manipulating the stock exchange and his ability to bend weaker minds to his will. In Pt. 1 Mabuse builds his empire, and casually ruins Count Told while entrancing the thrill-seeking Countess. In Pt. 2 Mabuse turns from criminal to villain, murdering the Count and kidnapping the Countess. Mabuse is finally captured in his own hideaway, consumed by madness
Fritz Lang's Metropolis( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freder Fredersen is the son of Joh Fredersen, who reigns over the great city of Metropolis. Freder is surprised to discover his lifestyle has been built on the unseen but backbreaking labor of an entire class of unseen workers who tend the machines that make the city run, and he descends to the subterranean levels of Metropolis in an effort to understand their lives. In 1981 Giorgio Moroder began a three-year endeavor to restore the science fiction classic Metropolis
Fritz Lang's M( Visual )

5 editions published between 1931 and 2004 in German and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama based on the actual case of the Dusseldorf murderer, recounting the hunt by the law and the underworld for a psychopathic murderer of young girls
The finances of the grand duke = Die Finanzen des Großherzogs by Friedrich W Murnau( Visual )

13 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 'benevolent dictator' must preserve the tiny nation of Abacco by fending off creditors, wooing a wealthy Russian princess, and evading a band of demonic conspirators
The complete Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

17 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2026, the rich rule over the poor, who live underground. One man tries to bridge the gap between the two classes. In July 2008 a complete copy of the film was discovered with an additional 25 minutes of lost footage that had not been seen since the film's premiere in 1927. After years of restoration the sci-fi epic was re-released in theaters in 2010 as The Complete Metropolis
The rocket to the moon by Thea von Harbou( Book )

25 editions published between 1927 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

56 editions published between 1926 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2020 A.D., Joh Fredersen rules Metropolis. A privileged class plays above ground while oppressed workers toil below ground. Freder, son of Joh, falls in love with Maria, a young lower-class woman who secretly preaches to the workers. Joh's attempt to use a robot bearing Maria's likeness backfires, Metropolis is nearly destroyed, and the robot incites the workers to violence
Phantom by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau( Visual )

24 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Alfred Abel (Metropolis, Dr. Mabuse) plays Lorenz Lubota, a man obsessed with his own desires to achieve fame and wealth, who must confront the barriers of class keeping him from a woman (Lya de Putti) with whom he has had a fateful encounter."
M( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in German and French and held by 160 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
Das Nibelungenbuch by Thea von Harbou( Book )

20 editions published between 1923 and 1935 in German and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Harbou, Tea, 1888-1954

Harbou, Thea.

Harbou, Thea 1888-1954

Harbou, Thea Gabriele.

Harbou, Thea Gabriele von 1888-1954

Harbou, Thea v. 1888-1954

Harbou, Thea von

Harbou, Thea von 1888-1954

Harbū, T. (Tea), 1888-1954

Harbū, Tea, 1888-1954

Harbu, Tea fon 1888-1954

Harbu, Tea /fon Rogge.

Klein-Rogge Thea

Klein-Rogge, Thea Gabriele.

Lang Thea

Lang, Thea, 1888-1954

Lang, Thea Gabriele.

Rogge Thea Klein-

Tendulkar Thea

Tendulkar, Thea Gabriele.

Thea Gabriele von Harbou

Thea von Harbou

Thea von Harbou actrice allemande

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Thea von Harbou aktore gjermane

Thea von Harbou Atriz e Roteirista Alemã

Thea von Harbou attrice e sceneggiatrice tedesca

Thea von Harbou deutschsprachige Science-Fiction-Autorin

Thea von Harbou Duits filmregisseur

Thea von Harbou düütsche Schauspelersche

Thea von Harbou Escriptora, guionista i actriu alemanya

Thea von Harbou German actress

Thea von Harbou guionista cinematográfica, actriz y escritora alemana

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Von Harbou, Thea

Von Harbou Thea 1888-1954

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Теа фон Гарбоу німецька акторка

Теа фон Харбоу

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תיאה פון הארבו שחקנית גרמנייה

تئا فن هاربو فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، نویسنده، و کارگردان آلمانی

ثيا ڤون هاربو

가브리엘 레 폰 하보 1888-1954

테아 폰 하르보우

하르보우, 테아 본 1888-1954

テア・フォン・ハルボウ

ハルボウ, テア・フォン

特娅·冯·哈堡

蒂婭·馮·哈伯

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