Fritz Lang

Fritz Lang

Date of Birth: 05 Dec 1890

Country: Austria

Biography: Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang (December 5, 1890 - August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor. One of the best known émigrés from Germany's school of Expressionism, he was dubbed the "Master of Darkness" by the British Film Institute. His most famous films are the groundbreaking Metropolis (the world's most expensive silent film at the time of its release) and M...(wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 11 (Actor), 44 (Director), 18 (Writer)

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    The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse
    Reporter Peter Barter gets murdered while driving to his tv station. Commisioner Kras gets a phone call from clairvoyant Cornelius who saw Barters death in a vision. But a dark force prevents Cornelius from seeing the man behind the crime... (IMDB)
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    Journey to the Lost City
    An architect travels to the remote city of Eschnapur to oversee some work being done at the bequest of the local Maharajah. Along the way the architect meets and falls in love with a beautiful temple-dancer.
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    The Tiger of Eschnapur
    The tale begins when architect Harold Berger (Paul Hubschmid) arrives in India to meet with Maharahaja Chandra (Walter Reyer), for whom he will build a temple. En route to the Maharahaja's palace, Berger meets a dancer named Seetha (Debra Paget) and saves her from a tiger. Seetha is promised to the Maharahaja, but she and the architect begin to fall in love. (wikipedia)
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    The Indian Tomb
    The continuation of Der Tiger von Eschnapur. A couple, stranded in the desert, fights to flee from the Maharaja who has sent soldiers to look for them while he plots the building of their tomb.
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    Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
    Writer sets himself up to take murder rap to show the errors of circumstantial evidence. With a friend holding back evidence so he can prove his innocence at the last minute, he goes to trial (imdb)
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    While the City Sleeps
    Death of media magnat Amos Kyne is causing power struggle between his executives. In the meantime New York women become prey of a serial killer... (imdb)
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    Moonfleet
    Somewhere in the 18th century Great Britain, noble but penniless young boy John Mohune is sent by his dying mother to Moonfleet, to put himself under the protection of a certain Jeremy Fox. The boy discovers that Fox is both a former lover of his mother and the leader of a gang of buccaneers. A strange friendship grows as their adventures go on. (imdb)
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    Human Desire
    Engineer Jeff, returning from Korea, falls in Love with his co-worker Carl's wife Vicky, who both commited a murder. Naturally Carl gets jealous but can't say a thing because Jeff knows a little bit about the case. (imdb)
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    The Big Heat
    Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate. (imdb)
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    The Blue Gardenia
    Nora is a pretty telephone operator engaged to a soldier overseas. On her birthday, she gets a Dear John letter from him. Feeling despondent, she agrees to a date with a wolf from her office. He gets her drunk and leads her back to his apartment, where she resists his advances and bludgeons him in self-defense. She flees leaving behind the blue gardenia he bought her. The next morning, she's can't remember the details of what happened. (imdb)
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    Rancho Notorious
    A western based on the story "Gunsight Whitman" by Silvia Richards. Vern Haskell, a nice rancher, seeks out to revenge his fiance's death when she is killed during a robbery (imdb)
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    Clash by Night
    Mae Doyle comes back to her hometown a cynical woman. Her brother Joe fears that his love, fish cannery worker Peggy, may wind up like Mae (imdb)
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    House by the River
    A deranged writer murders a maid after she resists his advances. The writer engages his brother's help in hiding the body... (imdb)
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    American Guerrilla in the Philippines
    American soldiers stranded in the Philippines after the Japanese invasion form guerrilla bands to fight back. (imdb)
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    Secret Beyond the Door...
    In this Freudian version of the Bluebeard tale, a young, trust-funded New Yorker goes to Mexico on vacation before marrying an old friend whom she considers a safe choice for a husband. However, there she finds her dream man -- a handsome, mysterious stranger who spots her in a crowd... (imdb)
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    Cloak and Dagger
    An American physicist sneaks into Europe during WWII to aid the Allied cause.
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    Scarlet Street
    When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fiancé persuades her to con him out of some of the fortune she thinks he has. (imdb)
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    The Woman in the Window
    Gotham College professor Wanley and his friends become obsessed with the portrait of a woman in the window next to the men's club... (imdb)
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    Ministry of Fear
    Stephen Neale is released into WWII England after two years in an asylum, but it doesn't seem so sane outside either... (imdb)
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    Hangmen Also Die
    On May 27, 1942 the Nazi Reichsprotector of Bohemia/Moravia, the "Hangman" Reinhard Heydrich, died from the bullets of unidentified resistance fighters. Hangmen Also Die is the story of Heydrich's assassination in fictionalized form (imdb)
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    Moontide
    After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man. In his uncertainty, he takes a job on an isolated bait barge. That night, he rescues lovely Anna from a watery suicide attempt and installs her on the barge. But Tiny, Bobo's longtime pal and parasite, hopes to drive Anna away before domestic bliss tears Bobo away from him; the still unsolved murder may be just the wedge Tiny needs. There's fog on the water and evil brewing... (imdb)
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    Western Union
    Vance Shaw gives up outlawing and goes to work for the telegraph company; his brother Jack Slade leads outlaws trying to prevent the company connecting the line between Omaha and Salt Lake City. (imdb)
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    Man Hunt
    British hunter Thorndike vacationing in Bavaria has Hitler in his gunsight. He is captured, beaten, left for dead, and escapes back to London where he is hounded by German agents and aided by a prostitute. (imdb)
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    Confirm or Deny
    Newsman Mitch and teletype operator Jennifer, whose job is to see he doesn't send inappropriate stuff out of the country, dodge bombs during the blitz of London while falling in love. (imdb)
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    The Return of Frank James
    Frank James continues to avoid arrest in order to take revenge on the Ford brothers for their murder of his brother Jesse. (IMDb)
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    You and Me
    An altruistic department-store owner hires ex-convicts in order to give them a second chance at life. Unfortunately, one of the convicts he hires recruits two of his fellow ex-convicts in a plan to rob the store. (imdb)
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    You Only Live Once
    Joan is the secretary to the public defender in a large city. She is in love with a career criminal named Eddie... (imdb)
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    Fury
    When a prisoner barely survives a lynch mob attack and is presumed dead, he vindictively decides to frame the mob for his murder. (imdb)
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    Liliom
    A carousel barker falls in love with a young woman. Both are fired from their jobs, and when the young woman becomes pregnant, the carousel barker tries to help pull off a robbery, which goes wrong. Because of the robbery, he dies, and after spending time in purgatory, is sent back to earth for one day to try to make amends. If he fails, he will be eternally damned. (imdb)
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    The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
    Berlin police inspector Lohmann investigates a case, in which all clues lead to a man, who's in a hospital for mental illnesses for since many years... (imdb)
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    Le testament du Dr. Mabuse
    The alternate-language French version of Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (1933). (imdb)
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    M
    When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. (imdb)
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    Woman in the Moon
    A scientist discovers that there's gold on the moon, he builds a rocket to fly there, but there's too much rivalry among the crew to have a sucessful expedition. (imdb)
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    Spies
    Agent No 326 is ordered to stop a spy-ring, but he falls in love with one of the spies, Sonja. No 326 tries to find the head of that organisation. He doesn't know that this is banker Haghi, with whom Sonja bets, that No 326 will identify him, because she has fallen in love, too. So haghi tries everything to confuse the secret service and to neutralize No 326. (imdb)
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    Metropolis
    It is the future, and humans are divided into two groups: the thinkers, who make plans (but don't know how anything works), and the workers, who achieve goals (but don't have the vision). (imdb)
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    Die Nibelungen: Siegfried
    Siegfried, son of King Sigmund, hears of the beautiful sister of Gunter, King of Worms, Kriemhild. On his way to Worms... (imdb)
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    Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild\
    After Siegfried's dead, Kriemhild marries Etzel, the King of the Huns. She gives birth to a child, and invites her brothers for a party... (imdb)
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    Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler
    Arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse sets out to make a fortune and run Berlin. Detective Wenk sets out to stop him. (imdb)
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    Destiny
    As a young couple stops and rests in a small village inn, the man is abducted by Death and is sequestered behind a huge doorless, windowless wall (imdb)
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    Four Around a Woman
    The merchant Yquem buys his dear wife a beautiful jewel with matching earnings in a place where the city's underworld trades in fake and stolen jewelry. By chance, Yquem spots a man with whom his wife had an affair in the past. Yquem follows him to a hotel where he will write him a letter imitating his wife's hand writing. The letter invites the man to a public place where Yquem can spy on them and try to discover whether there is still something between them. (imdb)
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    The Spiders, Part 2: The Diamond Ship
    Kay Hoog wants to stop the organisation "Die Spinnen" to get a certain diamond, that will give the owning woman the crown of Asia, but the man, who should be the owner of that diamond, doesn't know of its existence....
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    Das wandernde Bild
    Not explaining everything at once, Lang succeeds in emphasizing the frenzy in which we find the heroine, running away from the mysterious man. (imdb)
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    Harakiri
    The Buddah priest wants the Daughter of the Daimyo to become a priest at the Forbidden Garden. The Daimyo thinks, if he was in Europe, that his daughter should decide on her own, but he is denuciated and has to comit harakiri. She meets Olaf, falls in love and marries him but after a few months he has to return to Europe. She gave birth to a child and is waiting for him, while he marries in Europe. When he comes back to Japan 4 years later, he is accompained by his European wife... (imdb)
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    The Spiders, Part 1: The Golden Lake
    In San Francisco, the sportsman Kay Hoog tells to the members of a club that he has found a message in a bottle with a map from a Harvard's missing professor telling about a treasure of an Inca lost civilization still alive. He decides to go to Peru to seek the gold. However, members of the secret criminal organization "The Spiders" leaded by Lio Sha break in Kay's mansion during the night and steal the map. (imdb)
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    Mabuses Motive
    Documentary about Dr. Mabuse
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