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Krauss, Werner 1884-1959

Overview
Works: 207 works in 763 publications in 6 languages and 6,120 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Horror films  Expressionist films  Film adaptations  Vampire films  Film excerpts  History  Historical films  War films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Creator, Other, Costume designer, Editor
Classifications: PN1995.75, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Werner Krauss
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )

128 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A somnambulist commits murders at a hypnotist's bidding in this German expressionist horror classic. Also featured on this videodisc is an excerpt of "Genuine: a tale of a vampire", a 1920 release which reunited "Caligari's" creative team
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari a film in six acts( Visual )

5 editions published between 1919 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the film The cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a somnambulist commits murders under a hypnotist's influence. Also featured is a lengthy excerpt of Genuine. Both films are examples of the German Expressionist movement
Waxworks by Paul Leni( Visual )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The owner of a Waxmuseum needs for three of his models stories to be told to the audience. For that reason he has hired a writer, who after one look at the owner's pretty daughter, starts writing stories featuring the models, the daughter and himself
Tartuffe by F. W Murnau( Visual )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family
Jud Sü( Visual )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in German and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Produced in 1938, but not released until 1940, this was the film that made the wearing of the Jewish Star of David in Europe manadatory. It is based on the real historical character of Josef Süss Oppenheimer who was tax advisor to Karl Alexander during the early 1700's and was publicly executed in Stuttgart for manipulation of state funds. In 1926 Feuchtwanger (also Jewish) wrote the novel "Jud Süss" which contained no anti-Semitic content whatsoever. In 1934 British Gaumat Studios produced the film under the title "Power."
Jean Renoir( 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
The joyless street by G. W Pabst( Visual )

28 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expressionistic account of economic and moral decay that focuses on the problems of the inhabitants of a street in decadent post World War I Vienna. Garbo plays a professor's daughter whose family security has been shattered by inflation and must now consider working in a brothel to keep her family from starving
Othello by Dimitri Buchowetzki( Visual )

8 editions published between 1923 and 2001 in English and held by 165 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
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari = The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )

46 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A somnambulist commits murders at a hypnotist's bidding in this German expressionist horror classic
Nathan der Weise by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Visual )

6 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in German and Multiple languages and held by 111 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
Das cabinet des Dr. Caligari : ein filmspiel in 6 Akten( Visual )

7 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men on a park bench discuss the story of Cesare, a sleep-walking circus performer under the control of the murderous Dr. Caligari. But all, of course, is not quite as it seems. Silent film from 1920
The Student of Prague [1926]( Visual )

11 editions published between 1926 and 2004 in English and German and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic story of a young student who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for a life of debauchery. The film combines the Faust legend with a doppelgänger, or double, motif. "Although he is known as the finest fencer in Prague, Balduin bemoans his lot in life. In the depths of his despair, the poor university student is accosted by the mysterious Scapinelli, who makes him a deal that seems too good to be true: in exchange for his choice of Balduin's meager possessions, Scapinelli offers the staggering sum of 600,000 gold pieces. Agreeing to the terms, Balduin watches in amazement as Scapinelli approaches the mirror and summons Balduin's reflection from it, walking away with the blank-faced doppleganger in tow. Balduin senses he's made a terrible mistake, but begins to enjoy his new life as a wealthy socialite, finding love with a young countess. The hefty price of his bargain becomes clear, thoughs his reflection begins to interfere with his newfound happiness in a most sinister way"--Container
Nana by Jean Renoir( Visual )

37 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 81 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
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
Jud Süss the indoctrination of racial hatred( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in German and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazi propaganda film at its most inflammatory. A Jewish man victimizes innocent Aryans on his way to power. Based in part on the story of Joseph Süss-Oppenheimer
Leonce und Lena by Georg Bchner( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonce, Prinz aus dem Reich Popo, bricht aus der sozialen Ungerechtigkeit im Land seines Vaters und aus dem Müiggang 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 standesgemä 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 Krau und die einzigartige Musik von Peter Zwetkoff
Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari = Le cabinet du docteur Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )

13 editions published between 1919 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A somnambulist commits murders at a hypnotist's bidding in this German expressionist horror classic. Also featured on this videodisc is an excerpt of "Genuine: a tale of a vampire", a 1920 release which reunited "Caligari's" creative team
Bekenntnisse by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Schauspiel meines Leben, einem Freund erzählt by Werner Krauss( Book )

8 editions published in 1958 in German and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danton( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical drama of Revolutionary leaders and the Reign of Terror in 18th century France
 
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Kraus, Werner 1884-1959

Kraus, Werner b. 1884

Krauss, Verner 1884-1959

Krauss, Verner b. 1884

Krau Werner 1884-1959

Krauss, Werner b. 1884

Krau, Werner Johannes 1884-1959

Werner Krauss acteur allemand

Werner Krauss Actor

Werner Krauss attore tedesco

Werner Krau deutscher Schauspieler

Werner Krauss Duits acteur

Вернер Краус

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