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Lang, Fritz 1890-1976

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Metropolis by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
372 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 4,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a 21st century city run by a "super trustee" and his collaborators who live in a paradise-like garden. Workers are totally enslaved by machines and condemned to live underground. In the midst of this misery, a young woman, Maria, arises, who attempts to inspire the workers to throw off their oppressors
Scarlet Street by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
120 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chris Cross, 25 years a cashier, has a gold watch and little else. That rainy night, he rescues delectable Kitty from her abusive boyfriend Johnny. Smitten, amateur painter Chris lets Kitty think he's a wealthy artist. At Johnny's urging, she lets Chris establish her in an apartment (with his shrewish wife's money). There, Chris paints masterpieces; but Johnny sells them under Kitty's name, with disastrous and ironic results
The big heat by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
54 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An honest police sergeant risks his life and his job when his investigations lead to the exposure of the crime syndicate that controls the city administration
M by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
74 editions published between 1931 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A psychopathic murderer of young girls terrorizes a German city, causing public hysteria and intense police investigations, which, in turn, disrupt organized crime. The contrasting worlds of the police and the underworld are exposed as they both resolve to hunt, capture, and try the Mörder
M ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a serial killer is stalking the children of the city, everyone, including the criminal underworld, wants to see him brought down. The story is based on the Düsseldorf child murders of 1929
Fury by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1936 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A once decent man becomes ruthless and bitter when he's falsely accused of a crime and becomes a target for a lynch mob. He escapes, but refuses to let his survival be known, so his attackers can be charged with murder
Le mépris Contempt ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in French and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Capri, an Italian crew makes a German film of Homer's Odyssey; Fritz Lang directs with American money. Prokosch, the producer, with his sneer and red Alfa, holds art films in contempt and hires writer Javal to help Lang commercialize the picture. Against this backdrop, Javal's marriage to Camille, a young former typist, disintegrates. It opens with the couple talking in bed, she asking assurance that he finds her attractive. Later that day he introduces her to Prokosch, and, unawares, blunders unforgivably. The rest of the film portrays her, in their apartment and in public, expressing her hurt and change of heart and his slow grasp of the source of her contempt
Die Nibelungen by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a dramatization of the Norse myth, Siegfried fights dragons and ogres while traveling through the mystical Woden Wood, but his greatest challenge is the battle for the love of Kriemhild, King Gunther's sister ; Kriemhild is obsessed with avenging the death of Siegfried, and enlists the assistance of Attila the Hun to destroy her brother's kingdom in this dramatization of the thirteenth-century Norse legend
Clash by night by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A party girl decides she has had enough of the wild lifestyle and returns to her childhood home, where she finds security with a new husband but soon finds herself in an affair with his best friend
Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
57 editions published between 1932 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A criminal mastermind controls his underworld empire even while confined to an insane asylum
The woman in the window by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A professor of criminology is the pawn in a shocking crime thriller with a surprising twist
Ministry of fear ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En route to London after being released from a mental institution, Stephen Neale stops at a seemingly innocent village fair, after which he finds himself caught in the web of a sinister underworld with possible Nazi connections
Metropolis by Thea von Harbou ( Book )
35 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of a city in the year 2000. A revolt by the people is countered by a robot, made in the image of the workers' favored girl, which turns against the Master threatening annihilation of the city
Hangmen also die! by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pursued by the Nazis after his assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, a member of the Czech underground enlists the aid of a young woman who soon finds herself entangled in the revolution's secret operations
Spies by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1927 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First "modern" spy film. A power-hungry banker with many disguises marshals his forces to steal the secrets of an important treaty
The Blue Gardenia by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Norah Larkin is a working girl who wakes up a murderess after passing out in the apartment of brutish playboy Harry Prebble. Branded "The Blue Gardenia" by a sensational columnist, Norah dodges dragnets, informants and the cruel hand of fate as she struggles to conceal her involvement with Prebble, and to remember the details of her ill-fated night. As her hopes for justice fade, she decides to gamble her future on the journalist who transformed her into such a notorious figure
M; a film by Thea von Harbou ( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Woman in the moon by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1928 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An early silent film describing a journey by rocket ship to the moon. Rather than a flight of pure fantasy, director Fritz Lang conceived a modernized "trip to the Moon" grounded in state-of-the-art astrophysics & spiced with romance and espionage. One of the most influential science fiction films of its era, in many respects technically accurate
Dr. Mabuse, the gambler by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1922 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 357 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
Cloak and dagger by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alvah Jesper, an American scientist, parachutes into war-torn Nazi Germany to obtain military secrets about the atomic weapons being developed by the Germans. But the deeper he probes, the deadlier his mission becomes - especially when his involvement with a mysterious woman, Gina, catapults him into an intense maelstrom of danger, betrayal, and murder
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Fritz Lang
Lang, Friedrich Christian Anton.
Lang, Friedrich Christian Anton, 1890-1976
Lang, Fritz
ラング, フリッツ
ラング, フリッツ 1890-1976
English (674)
German (279)
French (58)
Spanish (40)
Italian (19)
Multiple languages (8)
Russian (2)
Japanese (2)
Portuguese (2)
Danish (2)
Germanic (2)
Catalan (1)