WorldCat Identities

Kortner, Fritz

Works: 203 works in 536 publications in 7 languages and 3,770 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Silent films  Fiction  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Horror films  Film noir 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Creator, Contributor, Costume designer, Narrator, Singer, Director, Other, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Fritz Kortner
Die Büchse der Pandora Variationen auf das Thema Frank Wedekinds Lulu = Pandora's box : variations on the theme of Frank Wedekind's Lulu by G. W Pabst( Visual )

75 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the downward spiral of the fiery, brash, yet innocent showgirl Lulu, whose sexual vivacity has a devastating effect on everyone with whom she comes in contact
The hands of Orlac by Robert Wiene( Visual )

20 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the mental disintegration of a concert pianist whose hands are amputated after a train crash, and replaced with the hands of an executed murderer. When Orlac's father is murdered by the dead man's hands, Orlac begins a descent toward madness
Shadows by John Cassavetes( Visual )

28 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expressionist film in which a count is jealous of the attentions his wife pays to "the lover" and various other suitors. The situation comes to a head when a showman/mesmerist puts on a "shadow play" for them all, in which their emotion and passions are mirrored
The end of days by Jenny Erpenbeck( Book )

43 editions published between 1959 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fritz Kortner. Seine Stimme. Sein Leben. Seine Welt: das Theater und der junge Film in Deutschland. Im Jahr 1959 hatte der legendäre Schauspieler und spätere Regisseur seine Autobiografie unter dem Titel "Aller Tage Abend" veröffentlicht. Kurz nach dem Erscheinen des Buches las er daraus für den Bayerischen Rundfunk und den NDR. Von der insgesamt mehr als fünf Stunden umfassenden Lesung wurden damals nur vierzig Minuten gesendet. Die vollständige Aufzeichnung wurde nie ausgestrahlt. Zum ersten Mal, rund fünfundvierzig Jahre später, ist >eine der schönsten Theater-biografien< (taz) hörbar. Im Bayern2 Sommerradio 2004 als Ursendung ausgestrahlt, wird "Aller Tage Abend" nun als Hörbuch veröffentlicht. 1959 erscheinen seine Memoiren "Aller Tage Abend". >Kortner erweist sich bei seinen Memoiren als absolut fesselnder, scharfsinniger, aber auch stilistisch virtuoser Erzähler.< Die Weltwoche
Somewhere in the night by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man awakens in a Honolulu hospital with no memory of his identity. He has three personal items : a wallet, a letter from an angry ex-lover, and a note from one Larry Cravat, an apparent business associate. Searching for Cravat, the amnesiac heads to Los Angeles, enlisting the help of a saloon singer, her boss and a police lieutenant. When he starts asking questions, he's blindsided by goons and chased by cops, but ultimately makes a shocking discovery.--Container
An die Nachgeborenen by Bertolt Brecht( Recording )

10 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation of poems, plays, interviews and essays selected from the Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv
Chu Chin Chow by Frederic Norton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical retelling of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Penniless woodcutter Ali Baba finds himself wealthy when he discovers the secret treasure cave of the Forty Thieves, but soon finds he must contend with Abu Hasan, a thief posing as a Chinese mandarin in order to steal Ali Baba's riches. Wong plays the slave girl who must help Ali Baba in his adventure
German expressionism collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secrets of a soul : By deciphering dream symbols, a psychoanalyst is able to resolve his patient's unconscious conflicts, curing him
Backstairs( Visual )

12 editions published between 1921 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German expressionist film about a postman consumed with jealousy over a maid's love affair with another man
Der Ruf( Visual )

3 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A professor who emigrated from Nazi Germany to teach in Los Angeles feels compelled to return to teach in Germany 15 years later. His return is fraught with more problems than he had imagined. He is both criticizied by his fellow ex-patriots in America and resented by some who remained in Germany through the Nazi period. He faces antisemitic fascistic elements at the university and also his long-lost wife
An die Nachgeborenen Lesungen, Hörspiele, Originalaufnahmen, Tondokumente by Bertolt Brecht( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Gedächtnis des Films : Fritz Kortner und das Kino( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Zwiesprache by Fritz Kortner( Book )

6 editions published in 1964 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Sendung der Lysistrata by Fritz Kortner( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in German and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything matters! by Ron Currie( Book )

11 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You alone know that the world will end thirty-six years after your birth. Do you succumb to nihilistic apathy? Use your singular knowledge to save mankind? To what end do you live your life?"--Inside front dust-jacket
Das Schiff der verlorenen menschen( Visual )

3 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marlene Dietrich stars as a daring adventuress whose plane crash lands in the Atlantic Ocean. She is rescued by a strange ship housing a crew of escaped criminals and other dangerous characters. When they succeed in killing the captain, Dietrich and three other men must fend off the vicious murderers until help arrives."--Container
The Brasher Doubloon( Visual )

3 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philip Marlowe is retained to recover a rare and valuable coin that turns out to be a medium of exchange for blackmail information and the key to the murderer of a cameraman."--Container
Dreyfus : ou l'intolérable vérité by Jean A Chérasse( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a careful reconstruction of the case of Alfred Dreyfus, the Jewish captain in the French general staff who was unjustly accused of treason in 1894. Juxtaposing intimate scenes and historical tableaux, this drama shows how authorities tried to cover up the facts and how people like Emile Zola made this an issue that tore France apart."
Danton by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

14 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Action opens in November of 1793, with Danton returning to Paris from his country retreat upon learning that the Committee for Public Safety, under Robespierre's incitement, has begun a series of massive executions, The Terror. Confident in the peoples' support, Danton clashes with his former ally, but calculating Robespierre soon rounds up Danton and his followers, tries them before a revolutionary tribunal and dipatches them to the guillotine
Ladies of the German cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Backstairs: In this early German expressionist film a young woman's love is thwarted by a postman consumed with jealousy who intercepts her beloved's letters to her and who finally slays him. Devastated, she hurls herself from a building and kills herself
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Die Büchse der Pandora Variationen auf das Thema Frank Wedekinds Lulu = Pandora's box : variations on the theme of Frank Wedekind's Lulu
Alternative Names
Fritz Kortner acteur autrichien

Fritz Kortner Actor; theatre director

Fritz Kortner aktor austriacki

Fritz Kortner attore, regista e sceneggiatore austriaco

Fritz Kortner Duits acteur

Kohn, Fritz Nathan.

Kohn, Fritz Nathan 1892-1970

Kohn, Nathan

Kohn, Nathan 1892-1970

Kortner, Fritz 1892-1970

Фриц Кортнер австрийский актёр и театральный режиссёр

Фріц Кортнер

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