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Krauss, Werner 1884-1959

Works: 150 works in 655 publications in 9 languages and 5,691 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Horror films  Film adaptations  Expressionist films  History  Film excerpts  Vampire films  Historical films  Short films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Creator, Other, Costume designer, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Werner Krauss
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari a film in six acts by Robert Wiene( Visual )

128 editions published between 1919 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A somnambulist commits murders at a hypnotist's bidding in this German horror classic
Tartuffe by F. W Murnau( Visual )

42 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most gifted visual storyteller of the German silent era, F.W. Murnau crafted works of great subtlety and emotional complexity through his absolute command of the cinematic medium. Known for such dazzling films as Nosferatu (1922), The last laugh (1924), Faust (1926), and Sunrise (1927), Murnau was also drawn to more intimate dramas exploring the dark corners of the human mind. In Tartuffe, he revisits Moliére's fable of religious hypocrisy, in which a faithful wife (Lil Dagover) tries to convince her husband (Werner Krauss) that their morally superior guest, Tartuffe (Emil Jannings), is in fact a lecherous hypocrite with a taste for the grape. To endow the story with contemporary relevance, Murnau frames Moliére's tale with a modern-day plot concerning a housekeeper's stealthy efforts to poison her elderly master and take control of his estate. Kino Lorber presents the 1925 American release version with its original titles and tinting, from a 35mm nitrate print preserved by the Library of Congress and restored in 2002 by the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv Berlin/Koblenz and the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung of Wiesbaden
Jud Süß by Lothar Mendes( Visual )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in German and English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazi propaganda film offers a strongly anti-Semitic depiction of the life of Josef Süss Oppenheimer, tax advisor to Karl Alexander during the early 1700's, who was executed for manipulation of state funds
Waxworks by Paul Leni( Visual )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poet imagines scenarios in a wax museum fairground that involve Jack the Ripper, Ivan the Terrible, and Haroun al-Raschid
Jean Renoir by Claude-Jean Philippe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doctor's horrible experiment: experimental fantasy about a Jekyll/Hyde-type psychiatrist/lunatic creating havoc in 1950s Paris
Secrets of a soul a psychoanalytic film by G. W Pabst( Visual )

30 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An early attempt to interpret psychoanalysis on film, this work used expressionistic techniques to depict symbols of dreams and the unconscious. A patient's meetings with his analyst are intercut with dream-like sequences. The content reflects the influence of Sigmund Freud, and the filming was supervised by his associates, Jung and Adler
The love of Jeanne Ney [Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney] by G. W Pabst( Visual )

38 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama about the hunger and passion of the people living under the distorted conditions of inflation-ridden, post-World-War-I Vienna
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

13 editions published between 1922 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cavernous chambers and stony battlements cast shadows of impending doom upon Othello and Desdemona as the mephistophelian Iago dances about them, methodically destroying their happiness and steering them toward their bitter fate with impish delight."--Container
Nathan der Weise by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Visual )

11 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in German and Multiple languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathan the Wise tells the story of Jerusalem in 1192, during a truce that brought the bloody fighting of the Third Crusade to a temporary halt
The masterworks of the German horror cinema( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These three classic silent films are considered by many to be the roots of the modern horror film
Nana by Christian-Jaque( Visual )

39 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Paris, sous le second Empire, Nana est une petite actrice sans envergure au Théâtre des Variétés. Malgré l'appui financier du Comte Muffat, qui s'est épris d'elle, la jeune femme n'obtient aucun succès. Mais elle comprend vite qu'avec son pouvoir de séduction, elle a tout intérêt à jouer les femmes entretenues
Leonce und Lena Salzburger Festspiele; 1975 by Georg Büchner( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in German and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonce, Prinz aus dem Reich Popo, bricht aus der sozialen Ungerechtigkeit im Land seines Vaters und aus dem Müßiggang seines Lebens aus. Er wandert, zusammen mit dem Gleichgesinnten Valerio, über die Landesgrenzen, um sich vor seiner geplanten Hochzeit mit der ihm unbekannten Lena zu drücken. Aber auch Lena will eher sterben als standesgemäß heiraten. Beide treffen sich, ohne einander zu erkennen, und verlieben sich ineinander. Die legendäre Aufnahme des SWR in der Regie von Gert Westphal beeindruckt durch ihr herausragendes Sprecherensemble um Oskar Werner und Werner Krauß und die einzigartige Musik von Peter Zwetkoff
Der Student von Prag = The student of Prague by Stellan Rye( Visual )

16 editions published between 1926 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an old German legend about a poor student in Prague who falls in love with a wealthy countess, and sells his reflection to an agent of the devil in order to become rich and win her affection. This "second self" takes on an evil existence of its own, ruins his hopes and can only be stopped at the expense of his own life
Das Schauspiel meines Leben, einem Freund erzählt by Werner Krauss( Book )

9 editions published in 1958 in German and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shattered = Scherben( Visual )

11 editions published between 1921 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A railroad track-walker kills his daughter's seducer, a railway inspector, after her mother has already fled into the snow in shock and died of exposure, when the man refuses to have anything to do with the daughter. An example of Kammerspiel, or chamber-play, of naturalistic expressionism, and of psychological drama
Danton( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical drama of Revolutionary leaders and the Reign of Terror in 18th century France
Der Schatz by R. M. van den Berg( Visual )

14 editions published between 1922 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Near Marburg (today Slovenia), people tell the story of a treasure that was hidden during the Turkish invasion of 1683, the year the Turkish Army was besieging Vienna. Everyone thinks it's nonsense except for one old worker who feels that the treasure must be in the bell maker's house. A young traveling worker, who has fallen in love with the bell maker's daughter Beate, makes fun of the old man's belief in the story. But Beate convinces him that the old worker may be right. So the young worker begins the search for the treasure. Together the young man and the old man find the treasure
Opium by Arielle Dombasle( Visual )

5 editions published in 1919 in German and English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man's addictions to opium and sex lead to tragic results
Der brennende Acker das Drama eines Ehrgeizigen 6 Akte = The burning soil( Visual )

11 editions published between 1922 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers inherit their father's farm. Peter is attached to the land, Johannes, an ambitious dreamer, becomes secretary to Count Rudenberg, the owner of a vast estate. After the Count's death Johannes marries Helga, the Count's widow. He is obsessed with gaining possession of 'the burning acre', a rich source of oil. But Helga sells the field to Peter who is unaware of its potential value. This rural drama, praised at the time for its psychological realism, was long thought to be lost. In a manner comparable to films by his Swedish contemporaries Sjostrom and Stiller, Murnau brings a poetic dimension to landscape and atmosphere, to interiors with staging in depth, the movement of the characters striking what he called 'dramatic chords in space'
Werner Krauss by Wolfgang Goetz( Book )

3 editions published between 1954 and 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Kraus, Werner 1884-1959

Kraus, Werner b. 1884

Krauss, Verner 1884-1959

Krauss, Verner b. 1884

Krauß Werner 1884-1959

Krauss, Werner b. 1884

Krauß, Werner Johannes 1884-1959

Werner Krauss acteur allemand

Werner Krauss Actor

Werner Krauss attore tedesco

Werner Krauß deutscher Schauspieler

Werner Krauss Duits acteur

Вернер Краус

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