The Informer 1929


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The Informer is a 1929 British drama film directed by Arthur Robison and starring Lya De Putti, Lars Hanson, Warwick Ward and Carl Harbord. The picture was based on the novel The Informer by Liam O’Flaherty. In the film, a man betrays his best friend, a member of a terrorist organisation, to the authorities and is then pursued by the other members of the organisation. The later, better known, remake The Informer (1935) was directed by John Ford.

The film was made at Elstree Studios by British International Pictures as the sound revolution was taking place. The film was made with a soundtrack, sound effects and talking scenes. A fully silent version was also released. Robison was one of a number of Germans engaged to work in the British Film Industry following the Film Act of 1927.

Director: Arthur Robison
Writers: Benn W. Levy (dialogue), Liam O’Flaherty (novel)
Stars: Lya De Putti, Lars Hanson, Warwick Ward

Part talkie part silent


The Student of Prague 1926


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Der Student von Prag (original title)


Prague in the 1860s: Balduin is a popular, handsome student, the best fencer in town, in amicable 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’s life begins to unravel. He is immediately infatuated with the glamorous singer – but she is already kept by an admirer, the wealthy and foppish Baron Waldis. How can a poor student hope to compete? The mysterious Dr Carpis, who also has ties to Julia and is jealous of the Baron, intervenes. But the price will be higher than Balduin can ever imagine. He risks his sanity and his life – perhaps his very soul – haunted by his own reflection.
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Director: Arthur Robison
Writers: Hanns Heinz Ewers, Henrik Galeen (book)
Stars: Anton Walbrook, Theodor Loos, Dorothea Wieck

Manon Lescaut 1926

Manon Lescaut is a 1926 silent German feature film based on the oft-filmed[1] novel by Abbe Prevost. It stars Lya De Putti and was directed by Arthur Robison. It was produced and distributed by renowned German film company Universum Film AG better known as UFA. A young actress named Marlene Dietrich had a supporting role in this production. A set decorator on this film was the soon to be American Expatriate Paul Leni, who would find great success as a director in Hollywood.[2]

In 1927, an American version was made, When a Man Loves.

A French adventurer studying for the priesthood fights to save a woman in the life of prostitution.


Director: Arthur Robison
Writers: Hans Kyser, Arthur Robison
Stars: Lya De Putti, Vladimir Gajdarov, Eduard Rothauser, Marlene Dietrich.


Schatten ( Warning Shadows)



“Warning Shadows”, 1923, is a German expressionist silent film directed by Arthur Robison.

An illusionist turns a shadowy puppet show into a violent premonition of what might occur if the wife of a jealous German baron continues to flirt with dinner guests.