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Wagner, Fritz Arno 1894-1958

Works: 113 works in 414 publications in 7 languages and 5,218 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  Horror films  Vampire films  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Film noir  Musical films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Videographer , Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Fritz Arno Wagner
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

62 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M le Maudit : Toute la presse ne parle que de ça : le maniaque tueur d'enfants, qui terrorise la ville depuis quelques temps, vient de faire une nouvelle victime. Chargé de l'enquête, le commissaire Lohmann multiplie les rafles dans les bas-fonds. Gênée par toute cette agitation, la pègre décide de retrouver elle-même le criminel : elle charge les mendiants et les clochards de surveiller chaque coin de rue... (Source : jaquette)
Nosferatu : a symphony of horror by F. W Murnau( Visual )

89 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally released in 1922 as 'Nosferatu, eine symphonie des grauens', director F.W. Munarau's chilling and eerie adaptation of Stoker's Dracula is a silent masterpiece of terror which to this day is the most striking and frightening portrayal of the legend. An unauthorized production of Bram Stoker's work with enough preserved to recognize, but enough changed to be legal (names changed to protect the innocent?) Count Orlok's move to Breme bring the plague traceable to his dealing with the realtor Thomas Hutter, and the Count's obsession with Hutter's wife, Ellen, the only one with the power to end the evil."--Container
Die 3groschenoper = The threepenny opera by Kurt Weill( Visual )

19 editions published between 1931 and 2008 in German and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities"--Container
The haunted castle : the exposure of a secret in 5 acts by R. G Austin( Visual )

17 editions published between 1921 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hunting party is interrupted by the arrival of a notorious count, who is believed to have murdered his brother. The uninvited guest sets in motion an elaborate plot to resurrect the ghosts of the past and bring secrets of his brother's death to light
Spies by Fritz Lang( Visual )

10 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lethargic espionage thriller about intrigues among secret agents. A power-hungry banker of many disguises marshals his forces to steal the secrets of an important treaty
Warning shadows : a nocturnal hallucination by Arthur Robison( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 138 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
Frauenarzt Dr. Prätorius( Visual )

5 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in German and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Feldzug eines weisen und humorvollen Medizinprofessors gegen den Bazillus der Dummheit im Kollegenkreis, nebst seiner Rettungsaktion für ein lebensmüdes "gefallenes Mädchen". Altmodische, aber menschlich sympathische Filmkomödie mit geistreichen Dialogen, die Curt Goetz nach seinem eigenen Bühnenstück in Szene setzte. [film-dienst]
Destiny = Der müde Tod by Fritz Lang( Visual )

16 editions published between 1921 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 19th-century a young woman tries to save her lover from the presence of Death, who shows her that whatever she does it is inevitable"--Halliwell's Film Guide, 5th ed
Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse by Fritz Lang( Visual )

21 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1922 Fritz Lang made the two-part film "Dr Mabuse, der Spieler" ("Dr Mabuse, the Gambler"). He revived his evil genius in 1933 for this talkie sequel which picks up precisely where the original had ended, with Mabuse's madness, capture and incarceration. Mabuse has been in an asylum for ten years, but his crime organisation is still perpetrating an insane orgy of wanton destruction, threats, shoot-outs, thefts, explosions, bombings, burnings, and floodings. Banned by the Nazis, the film is one of Fritz Lang's most inventive crime thrillers
Westfront 1918 = Vier von der Infanterie by G. W Pabst( Visual )

9 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frankreich 1918. Vier deutsche Soldaten, der Bayer, der Student, Karl und der Leutnant liegen während einer Etappenpause bei einem französischen Bauern hinter der Frontlinie in Quartier, Die Soldaten machen Yvette, der Tochter des Bauern, den Hof, doch sie wendet nur einem, dem schüchternen blonden Studenten, ihr Herz zu. Bald bricht der Alltag des Grabenkrieges, der Gas-, Artillerie- und Panzerangriffe wieder aus sie herein. In erschütternd harten und realistischen Bildern wird durch das zerstörte Schicksal der vier Menschen die Grausamkeit des Krieges offenbart. (Quelle: Umschlag)
Der müde Tod : ein deutsches Volkslied in sechs Versen( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman confronts the personification of Death, in an effort to restore life to her dead fiancé
Ohm Krüger by Hans Steinhoff( Visual )

3 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This propagandistic epic, seven years in the making, was Goebbels' initial attempt to equal Gone with the wind. It is a heroic portrait of Paul Kruger, the Boer statesman who recounts his life story as he lay dying in a Swiss hospital. His sons, Jan and Adrian, voice opposing views concerning the validity of their father's struggles during the Boer Wars. Although their ideological debate is handled with some skill, the primary purpose of the film was to stir anti-British feeling. The villainous English incite the African tribespeople by distributing guns during a mission service and to the strains of "Onward Christian soldiers." They feed rotten meat to Boer women and children (in a scene extracted from Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin) and incarcerate them in the massive concentration camps they have established on South African soil. The viewer is informed that 26,000 women and children were murdered
The Bridge : how Islam saved western medicine by Sonny Rollins( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hostile appears the crumbling bridge, over which a group of people expelled from the former eastern territories (east of the Oder-Neisse line) arrives into a small, middle German village, as hostile as the villagers themselves, who still hold on to old behavior patterns and close doors before supposed foreigners/strangers. Michaelis, the spokesperson of the refugees, works hard for peaceful coexistence. He offers the mayor the craft skills of his people to repair the bridge, but gets the response "nobody cares about that here". A bridging over between the new and the old seems to become an increasingly remote possibility
L'opéra de quat'sous by G. W Pabst( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mackie Messer règne sur la pègre de Londres, en 1900. La complicité d'un ancien compagnon d'armes, Tiger Brown, devenu chef de la police, lui assure une totale impunité. Mackie enlève et épouse la fille du roi des mendiants, Polly Peachum. Fort mécontent de cette triste mésalliance, Peachum fait pression sur Tiger Brown et le somme d'arrêter enfin Mackie, faute de quoi il enverra ses mendiants troubler les fêtes du couronnement. Tiger est bien obligé de s'exécuter. Dénoncé par Jenny, l'une de ses protégées, Mackie se retrouve en prison. Sa femme prend alors brillamment la tête de ses affaires..." (Source :
The love of Jeanne Ney = [Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney] by G. W Pabst( Visual )

5 editions published between 1927 and 2001 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young French woman's struggle for happiness amid the turbulence of post WWI Europe
The broken jug by Heinrich von Kleist( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy of Dutch village life, in which Judge Adam presides over a trial regarding the supposed breaking of Frau Rull's beautiful jug by her daughter's suitor. A visiting inspector exposes Adam himself as the culprit
Der mann, der Sherlock Holmes war = Man who was Sherlock Holmes( Visual )

5 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two out-of-work private detectives disguise themselves as Holmes and Watson to gain attention and end up chasing counterfeiters and stolen stamps
Amphitryon by Molière( Visual )

4 editions published between 1935 and 2009 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot has its origins in a play by Plautus, which was later adapted by Moliere and Kleist, about Jupiter coming down to Earth to seduce Alkmene, the faithful wife of Amphitryon who is away fighting a war. An operetta film in which the gods are humanised (as kings and politicians were humanised in the pre-Nazi 'Congress Dances'). The Nazi authorities found the film 'artistically valuable' and the iconography and architectural design of Thebes are examples of National Socialist kitsch (c.f. the Nuremberg Stadium in 'Triumph of the Will')
Spione by Fritz Lang( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al agente 326 se le ordena dar por finalizada su labor de espionaje pero se ha enamorado perdidamente de la espia Sonya y necesita llegar hasta el final y descubrir quien el es jefe de la organización. Por su parte, Hagui, el jefe, intenta hacer todo lo posible por no ser descubierto, confundir al Agente 326 y neutralizarle
Nosferatu : a symphony of horror by F. W Murnau( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An estate agent's clerk (von Wangenheim) leaves his bride (Schroeder) in the city of Bremen to conduct business in the distant Carpathian mountains, with an eccentric client named Graf Orlok (Schreck). However, the closer he gets to his destination, the more terrified become the people he meets. What he finds at Orlok's sinister castle is more horrifying than he could possibly have imagined ... This was the very first film to be based on Bram Stoker's now infamous novel "Dracula". Names and locations were changed but Stoker's estate, who had not given permission for the novel to be filmed, recognised the obvious and alarming similarities and sued the producers. An English judge ordered all copies of the film to be destroyed and the original negative burned. Fortunately for us, prints survived in Germany
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Fritz Arno Wagner direttore della fotografia tedesco

Fritz Arno Wagner German cinematographer

Wagner, F. A. 1894-1958

Wagner, F. A. (Fritz Arno), 1894-1958

Wagner, Fritz A. 1894-1958

Wagner, Fritz Amo 1894-1958

Wagner, Fritz Arno

Wagner, Otto 1894-1958

Фриц Арно Вагнер

Die 3groschenoper = The threepenny operaDas Testament des Dr. Mabuse