Widely considered to be an inspirational title in the horror genre, Der Golem is a classic example of early German Expressionist cinema. Taking its themes from folkloric legend, Der Golem tells the tale of Rabbi Loew, a Jewish community leader who creates a huge monster from clay to help save his people from persecution.
Gregor lives with his beloved and frail grandmother, whose legs grow weaker every day. Her obnoxious girl friends want her to join them at the old folks’ home, but grandson Gregor loves her dearly – and is a gifted inventor. When he learns that granny is able to walk under water, he comes up with a brilliant idea…
A painter working at the Louvre is struck by the Mona Lisa. When he meets a girl who he thinks resembles the painting and she wants him to become famous he has the idea of robbing the painting. Based on the 1911 real robbery.
Albrecht, Octavia & Äls form a triangle from families of idle intellectuals, prone to Neitsche. Nature loving Äls is gravely ill. Further tragedy looms as Albrecht contracts typhoid bringing Äls’ foster child out of an infected area.
Though made in Germany, this film version of Johann Strauss’ comic opera Die Fledermaus was distributed in the U.S. by the Russian firm of Artkino. Such full-throated singing personalities as Marte Harell, Johannes Heesters, Willi Dohm and Haus Brauseweiter go through the time-honored paces of the opera’s libretto, wherein an upper-class Viennese gentleman simultaneously tries to avoid arrest and to prove his wife’s fidelity.
At the border of an imaginary country, a miller lives in peace with his family. But evil lurks in the form of a new assistant who is a spy of the enemy country and who, led by an officer disguised as a peddler, is to prepare the foreign troops’ attack. But in the meantime he falls in love with the miller’s daughter, who however doesn’t like his advances. When the war breaks out, the mill gets occupied by foreign troops; however, the miller’s daughter falls in love with one of the enemy soldiers…
The paths of two orphan brothers drastically change over the years, beginning when they were just boys living on the streets of Mexico City.
Harry Piel plays Harry Peel, a guy who receives a urgent telephone call from a friend who has returned from South America recently. The call is being made from the circus “Beely” and our hero arrives there too late to prevent the murder.