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|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Pola Negri; Johannes Riemann; Alfred Abel; Albert Steinrück; Robert Neppach; Arpad Viragh; Max Kiontke; Henny Porten; Fritz Kortner; William Dieterle; Dimitri Buchowetzki; Carl Mayer; Paul Leni; Leopold Jessner; Grapevine Video (Firm)
|Language Note:||English intertitles; Backstairs: intertitles originally in German.|
|Notes:||Title from disc menu.
Full screen silent films with music scores added; films originally released in 1921; Backstairs originally released as Hintertreppe.
Durations: 1:22:00; 50:00.
|Credits:||Sappho: stage management, Dimitri Buchowetzky ; decorations, Robert Neppach ; cinematography, Arpad Viragh ; technical management, Max Kiontke.
Backstairs: settings by Paul Leni ; directed by Leopold Jessner.
|Cast:||Sappho: Pola Negri (Sappho), Johannes Riemann (Richard de la Croix), Alfred Abel (Georg de la Croix), Albert Steinrück (Andreas).
Backstairs: Henny Porter (the maid), Fritz Kortner (the postman), Wilhelm Dieterle (the lover).
|Description:||1 videodisc : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Contents:||Sappho : a drama in 5 acts / by Dimitri Buchowetzky --
Backstairs / scenario by Carl Mayer.
Ladies of the German cinema (1921)
Sappho (Motion picture)
Hintertreppe (Motion picture).
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.