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Fritz Lang
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Date of Birth: Dec 5, 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)

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (44) | Writer (19) | Actor (11)
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Von Caligari zu Hitler: Das deutsche Kino im Zeitalter der Massen (2014)
Focuses on the Weimar Republic (1918-1933) and its 'collective spirit' in cinema. The purpose of film as a cultural tool is examined. Based on celebrated sociologist Siegfried Kracauer's seminal book 'From Caligari to Hitler' (1947).
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In the Basement (2014)
The basement in Austria is a place of free time and the private sphere. Many Austrians spend more time in the basement of their home than in their living room, which often is only for show. In the basement they actually indulge their needs, their hobbies, passions and obsessions. But in our unconscious, the basement is also a place of darkness, a place of fear, a place of human abysses.
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Il était une fois... Le mépris (2009)
Documentary about the making of "Le Mépris".
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Mabuses Motive (2004)
Documentary about Dr. Mabuse
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Fritz Lang Interviewed by William Friedkin (1974)
Fritz Lang is interviewed by William Friedkin.
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Zum Beispiel: Fritz Lang (1968)
A interview with Fritz Lang where he talks about his career in Germany and troubles with the Nazis. (imdb)
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Paparazzi (1964)
Paparazzi (1964) - Short Film
Documentary that explores the relationship between Brigitte Bardot and groups of invasive photographers attempting to photograph her while she works on the set of Jean-Luc Godard's film Le Mépris (Contempt). (imdb)
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Bardot et Godard (1963)
Behind the scene documentary on Godard's Le Mépris
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Contempt (1963)
Paul Javal, a writer, is hired to work out a script for the new movie about Ulisses, directed by Fritz Lang and produced by Prokosch (imdb)
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Begegnung mit Fritz Lang (1963)
Fritz Lang's interview during the shooting of Godard's Le Mépris
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Trailer for the film "Le mépris".
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The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960)
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 (1960)
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 (1959)
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 (1959)
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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While the City Sleeps (1956)
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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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
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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Moonfleet (1955)
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 (1954)
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 (1953)
Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate. (imdb)
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The Blue Gardenia (1953)
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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El vampiro Negro (1953)
A prosecutor with an invalid wife falls in love with a nightclub entertainer who witnessed a child murderer in the act.
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Clash by Night (1952)
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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Rancho Notorious (1952)
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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American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950)
American soldiers stranded in the Philippines after the Japanese invasion form guerrilla bands to fight back. (imdb)
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House by the River (1950)
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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Secret Beyond the Door... (1948)
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 (1946)
An American physicist sneaks into Europe during WWII to aid the Allied cause.
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Scarlet Street (1945)
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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Ministry of Fear (1944)
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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The Woman in the Window (1944)
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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Hangmen Also Die (1943)
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 (1942)
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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Confirm or Deny (1941)
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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Man Hunt (1941)
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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Western Union (1941)
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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The Return of Frank James (1940)
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 (1938)
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 (1937)
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 (1936)
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 (1934)
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 (1933)
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 (1933)
The alternate-language French version of Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (1933). (imdb)
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M (1931)
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 (1929)
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 (1928)
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 (1927)
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 (1924)
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 (1922)
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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The Indian Tomb Part I: The Mission of the Yogi (1921)
Three Oxford graduates -- Robert Allen (Paul Richter), Carl Langland (Olaf Fonss) and Indian Prince Ayan (Conrad Veidt) -- pledge to remain devoted to one another. It doesn't take long for the oath to be broken, as the prince believes that his wife, Princess Savitri (Erma Morini), has been unfaithful with Allen. He decides to bury his wife alive and has Yogi Ramigami (Berhard Goetze) travel to England to fetch Langland. But when he orders his old pal to build him a tomb, he refuses. (allmovie.com)
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The Indian Tomb Part II: The Tiger of Bengal (1921)
Howard is infected with leprosy, Mac Allen was captured by the Maharadsha, and now the Maharadsha offers Irene a deal: one night for letting healing Howard. She accepts, but when she tries to commit suicide, he lets her go. Mac Allen is being eaten by the tigers, and finally the Maharani dies. (imdb)
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Destiny (1921)
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 (1921)
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 (1920)
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 (1920)
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 (1919)
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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Die Pest in Florenz (1919)
Suddenly appearing in Florence, an evil seductress causes Cesare, the city's ruler, and his son to both fall madly in love with her. The son, killing his father before an order to torture the woman can be carried out, then turns the city's churches into dens of sexual debauchery. Acts of evil and corruption continue unabated until the arrival of Death, who brings with her a horrible plague which she is about to loose upon the city. (imdb)
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The Spiders, Part 1: The Golden Lake (1919)
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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Hilde Warren and Death (1917)
Hilde Warren, a famous actress, is impregnated by a convicted murderer and becomes plagued by visions of an extremely gaunt and sepulchral Death. Upon discovering her child is the image of its criminal father, Hilde must decide whether to allow it to live or to kill it and risk the embrace of Death himself. (imdb)
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