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Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler

Author: Fritz LangThea von HarbouErich PommerRudolf Klein-RoggeAud Egede NissenAll authors
Publisher: London : Eureka Entertainment Ltd., ©2009.
Series: Masters of cinema series, no. 89.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : GermanView all editions and formats
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Lang's first film featuring the arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse is also an allegory about Weimar Germany. Mabuse maintains his wealth through counterfeiting, manipulating the stock exchange and his ability to bend weaker minds to his will. In part one 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Foreign films
Silent films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Fritz Lang; Thea von Harbou; Erich Pommer; Rudolf Klein-Rogge; Aud Egede Nissen; Gertrude Welcker; Bernhard Goetzke; Alfred Abel; Paul Richter; David Kalat; Norbert Jacques; Eureka Video (Firm)
OCLC Number: 463487430
Language Note: Silent, with German intertitles and English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced as a silent motion picture in 1922.
Title from container.
Based on the novel by Norbert Jacques.
With feature length audio commentary by film-scholar and Lang expert David Kalat.
Credits: Photography, Carl Hoffmann ; art director, Otto Hunte and Stahl-Frach ; music by Robert Israel.
Cast: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Aud Egede Nissen, Gertrude Welcker, Bernhard Goetzke, Alfred Abel, Paul Richter.
Description: 2 videodiscs (155, 115 mins) : b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet (30 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Details: DVD PAL, Dolby digital, region 2.
Contents: Disc 1. Der grosse Spieler --
disc 2. Inferno.
Series Title: Masters of cinema series, no. 89.
Other Titles: Dr. Mabuse, the gambler
Responsibility: directed by Fritz Lang ; screenplay by Thea von Harbou ; produced by Erich Pommer.

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Lang's first film featuring the arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse is also an allegory about Weimar Germany. Mabuse maintains his wealth through counterfeiting, manipulating the stock exchange and his ability to bend weaker minds to his will. In part one 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. Mabuse is finally captured in his own hideaway, consumed by madness.

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