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Abel, Alfred 1879-1937

Overview
Works: 227 works in 783 publications in 7 languages and 6,149 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Dystopian films  Expressionist films  Documentary films  Crime films  Internet videos  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Other, Contributor, Costume designer, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alfred Abel
Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

224 editions published between 1926 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,927 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
Phantom by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau( Visual )

30 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flicker Alley, in partnership with the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Foundation is proud to present, Phantom, which marked a major turning point in the influential career and the groundbreaking style of cinema poet F.W. Murnau. In this beautifully reconstructed and restored edition from an amazingly detailed, original 1922 negative, 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. Featuring a magnificent new orchestral score by Robert Israel, this powerfully expressive and surprisingly insightful film is a triumph of German Weimar cinema and a wonderful collaboration of many of its most skilled artisans and recognizable performers. Through dazzling visuals and memorable characters, Phantom paints a portrait of the corrupting influence of money, the conformity of societal norms, and the redemptive power of family. Special bonus feature: Invitation To Phantom, A new 15 minute examination of the artistry and production history of Phantom by UCLA film historian Janet Bergstrom
Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2016 and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Mabuse, a gambler, hypnotist, master of disguises, and all-around criminal mastermind, tries to take over Berlin. This is an authorized restored edition using existing camera negatives from a two-part film. Includes English intertitles
Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

89 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expressionistic drama about authoritarianism and revolt in an industrialized metropolis of the 21st century
Fritz Lang's Metropolis( Visual )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 213 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
The complete Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

18 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 182 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
Metropolis by Universum-Film AG( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2026, the inhabitants of Metropolis are divided into two classes: an elite "ruling" class and the working class, who work below ground. When the son of the ruler of the city falls in love with a woman of the lower class, confrontation occurs
Dr. Mabuse, the gambler by Fritz Lang( Visual )

10 editions published between 1922 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot revolves around the pursuit of arch fiend Dr. Mabuse, a gambler, hypnotist, master of disguises and all-around criminal mastermind. Mabuse was the prototype for the sort of evil genius super-villains that would later become common in movies, whether it be in the James Bond pictures or in comic book adaptations like Superman and Batman. *"Superimpositions and juxtaposition craft meaning, while Lang readily proves himself the all-time best director of throngs, mobs comprising undulating, reaching arms gesturing together in hive-mind desire." - Jake Cole, **Movie Mezzanine***
L'argent = Money( Visual )

4 editions published between 1928 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicolas Saccard and Gunderman are two business rivals, and one of them is nearly ruined by the other. The two will scheme against each other, trying to bankrupt one another, sometimes using third party. But their games will be unveiled
Dr Mabuse : der Spieler = Dr. Mabuse : le joueur by Fritz Lang( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : Fritz Lang, l'un des plus grands réalisateurs du cinéma allemand nous offre avec Dr Mabuse, le joueur un chef-d'oeuvre absolu et prophétique, révélateur des angoisses d'une époque trouble, dix ans avant l'arrivée au pouvoir du nazisme
Excerpts from Phantom( Visual )

1 edition published in 1922 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an excerpt from the F.W. Murnau film Phantom." ... 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."
Metropolis( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in German and English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the most famous German film of all time, and certainly one of the most influential of all silent films, this restoration of "Metropolis" is the most complete and authentic since its day or release in 1927. The setting is the future, where people are divided into two groups: poor workers living beneath the ground, and the rich who enjoy a decadent city of luxury. The tense balance of these two societies is realized through images that are among the most famous of the 20th century, influencing later science-fiction films such as "Blade Runner" and "Star Wars."
Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in German and English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences
Triple feature, horror classics( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes three feature length films classic horror films. Nosferatu: Overtly using the plot of Bram Stoker's Dracula, this classic film highlights the evil vampire Orlok who travels to Bremen to feast on an unsuspecting population until the forces of good prevail. The Phantom of the Opera: Stalking the dank cellars of the Paris Opera House, the fiendish Phantom coaches an unsuspecting young understudy, kidnapping her when she spurns his love. Metropolis: This morality play set in the future tells the tale of a young aristocratic dilettante confronted with the brutal slavery of his society. A beautiful young woman opens his eyes and they fight for reform in the face of diabolical adversaries
Handbuch Bilanz und Abschlussprüfung : HBA( Book )

5 editions published between 1963 and 1987 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metropolis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The future. Metropolis is a wonderful city, high above the ground its towers stand. The people prosper, the economy is flourishing, the suspended streets are busy. But Metropolis also has a great secret, so hidden that not even Freder Fredersen, son of founder Joh Fredersen knows about it. He is spending his free time in the Eternal Gardens, when suddenly a woman shows up, with what looks like a class of children. They're from the City of Workers, in the depth, Freder learns. "These are your brothers," she tells the children, before she is forced to leave. Freder is so intrigued he follows them into the depth and doesn't like what he sees. The workers are exploited, they must do labor like robots. Freder tries to convince his father to change, while the woman tries to keep workers' morale high by predicting a man will stand up that will mediate. Someone that will use both hands and head, someone that will be the heart."--Www.imdb.com This newly restored version of the film is the closest yet to the version Fritz Lang debuted to theatrical audiences in 1927 Berlin. In 2008, a duplicate negative created from an original 1927 Argentinian theatrical print was discovered in Buenos Aires' Museo del Cine. Extensive preservation work on that and other footage, in addition to a newly acquired copy of Gottfried Huppertz' original performance score, and intertitles translated into English from German censorship records, has led to a newly edited story line, with rearranged shots and scenes
Ladies of the German cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sappho: The engineer Georg de la Croix suffers a nervous breakdown due to the continuous unfaithfulness of his lover, Dame Sappho. Georg ends up in a lunatic asylum. His brother, Richard wants to avenge him but instead falls in love with the beautiful Dame Sappho. When Herr Richard finds out from a previous lover of Dame Sappho that she was the cause of his brother's insanity, Richard decides to put an end to his affair with her by marrying someone else but he still must see Dame Sappho, even minutes after the wedding. The love turmoil will have a "grand finale" at the end of the film in a magnificent and thrilling scene at the Opera where our heroine will pay for her old and new love sins
Metropolis die komplettierte und restaurierte Fassung der Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fritz-Lang-Sonderedition drei Meisterwerke der Filmgeschichte auf 4 DVDs mit umfangreichem Bonusmaterial( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treuhandwesen : Prüfung, Begutachtung, Beratung by Karl Lechner( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Abel, Alfred

Abel , Alfred Peter

Abel, Alfred Peter 1879-1937

Abel, Peter 1879-1937

Abelle, Alfred 1879-1937

Alfred Abel acteur allemand

Alfred Abel attore e regista tedesco

Alfred Abel Duits filmregisseur

Alfred Abel German actor and director

Άλφρεντ Άμπελ Γερμανός ηθοποιός

Альфред Абель

אלפרד אבל שחקן גרמני

آلفرد ابل بازیگر و کارگردان آلمانی

ألفريد أبيل

알프레트 아벨 독일 배우, 연출가

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