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A sequel to 1940's "Bismarck", Bismarck is dismissed by an under-pressure Wilhelm II. Then the treaty with Russia is in peril as the leader is left with the dilemma of who could complete Bismarck's work.
In this notorious Nazi propaganda historical costume melodrama, a conniving, ambitious Jewish businessman, Suess Oppenheimer, snares a post as treasurer to the Duke of Wurttemburg by showering the corrupt duke with treasure and promises of even greater riches... (imdb)
Robert Koch (German title: Robert Koch, der Bekämpfer des Todes) is a 1939 German historical drama film directed by Hans Steinhoff and starring Emil Jannings, Werner Krauss and Viktoria von Ballasko. The film was a biopic of the German pioneering microbiologist Robert Koch (1843-1910).
A young, impoverished German woman named Hanna (Maria von Tasnady) gives her infant up for adoption and emigrates to American to live with her husband. When her husband commits suicide, Hanna returns to Germany and works her way into becoming the live-in maid and nurse to her child being raised by an orchestra conductor and his wife. (imdb)
A neglected wife goes to the opera with her lawyer husband. When he is called away during the performance, she befriends a bon vivant and ends up back at his apartment, where he's shot in the back by an unknown assailant...
Balduin is a popular, handsome student, the best fencer in town, in rivalry with his friend Dahl for the affections of Lydia, the innkeeper's niece. While the students are celebrating Lydia's birthday, the opera singer Julia Stella arrives at the inn and Balduin' is immediately infatuated with the glamorous singer. The mysterious Dr. Carpis intervenes, but the price will be higher than Balduin can ever imagine. He risks his sanity and his life - perhaps his soul - haunted by his own reflection. (imdb)
France in the 15th Century: The country is marked by the wars with England and internal power struggles. King Charles sees himself powerless against the state. As emerges from the people suddenly a young woman named Johanna, who claimed that the Archangel Gabriel to be appointed, to save France. First of all doubt the king in their words, but he remembers that the people through this "help of God" is gaining new courage.
Based on a Selma Lagerlöf 's short story ,"Das Mädchen..." belongs to Sierck's long series of melodramas ,a genre he was one of the indisputable masters .Probably influenced by Frank Borzage's characters ,he made Helga a pure heroine who gave everything : she refuses that the father of her (not yet born) child swears on the Bible because she wants to save his soul;she wants to save Karsten so that he can marry Gertrud and find happiness. (imdb)
In WW1, Captain Stanhope is the commander of a British company fighting against the Germans. The young Lieutenant Raleigh admires the older man who he knows from the prewar days. While Stanhope tries to keep up the image of an exemplary soldier, in fact he is thoroughly disillusioned and fights his despair with alcohol, all the while waiting for the signal to start the foray against the Germans. When it comes, it leads to disaster.
When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. (imdb)
A Robert Land directed movie of the book of the same name by Arnold Ulitz with Lil Dagover and Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur.
Wilhelm Dieterles Ludwig der Zweite describes how the king turned in becoming a madman. (imdb)
Napoleon at Saint Helena (German: Napoleon auf Sankt Helena) is a 1929 German silent historical film directed by Lupu Pick and starring Werner Krauss, Hanna Ralph and Albert Bassermann. The film depicts the final years of Napoleon between 1815 and 1821 during his period of exile on the British Atlantic island of Saint Helena following his defeat at Waterloo.
Following World War I, after a long imprisonment, two German prisoner-of-war soldiers escape from a Siberian lead-mine. Karl manages to reach Germany before Richard, and is sheltered by Anna, wife of Richard. (imdb)
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)
Die Weber (1927), a rousing German tale of the 1844 weavers' revolution. (bfi.org.uk)
This film demonstrates how the universe was comprehended in the 1920s, and how that view was sold to contemporary audiences.
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)
Siegfried, son of King Sigmund, hears of the beautiful sister of Gunter, King of Worms, Kriemhild. On his way to Worms... (imdb)
Despite his wish to become a pastor, Friedrich Schiller is ordered to join a military school. There, he begins to write poetry... (imdb)
Based on Shakespeare's play: The treacherous Iago plans to ruin the life of Othello by provoking him to jealousy. (imdb)
Drama about street walker Elena who marries shop keeper Albert. When her former pimp Peter shows up, her life is ruined. She shoots him and poisons herself. (imdb)
Die schwarze Loo (1917) - Short Film
A German film co-directed by Max Mack & Louis Neher.
This was originally a super-serial, composed of feature-length episodes, and like Feuillade's LES VAMPIRES, was meant to play not only as a serial, but as a series. However, the only remaining copy of this is a cut-down of all six episodes, about an hour and a quarter in length. (imdb)