Tartuffe 1925

 

IMDb 7.3/10

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Herr Tartüff (original title)

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In this film, Emil Jannings plays the title character, a religious hypocrite who capitalizes upon the piety of others to line his own pockets. Lusting after Elmire, the daughter of gullible millionaire Orgon, Tartuffe all but convinces Orgon to hand over Elmire in exchange for divine absolution.
Initial release: November 1925
Director: F. W. Murnau
Screenplay: Carl Mayer
Music composed by: Giuseppe Becce
Story by: Moliere

Stars: Emil Jannings, Hermann Picha, Rosa Valetti, André Mattoni

 

 

 

Journey into the Night 1921

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German Title: Der Gang in die Nacht

The film has German Intertitles and added English subtitles

Journey into the Night (German: Der Gang in die Nacht) is a 1921 silent German drama film directed by F. W. Murnau. Prints of the film still survive, thus making it the earliest surviving F. W. Murnau film.

Dr Eigil Borne is engaged to Hélène, a girl who is madly in love with him. At Hélène’s birthday celebration, Eigil invites her to a cabaret, where he meets his other love, Lily, a passionate, fiery and funny dancer.

Director: F. W. Murnau
Producer: Sascha Goron
Cinematography: Carl Hoffmann
Screenplay: Carl Mayer, Harriet Bloch

Stars: Olaf Fønss, Erna Morena, Conrad Veidt

Sunrise 1927

A valentine days choice

Also Known as A Song of Two Humans

Imdb 8.3

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Bored with his wife (Janet Gaynor), their baby and the dull routine of farm life, a farmer (George O’Brien) falls under the spell of a flirtatious city girl (Margaret Livingston) who convinces him to drown his wife so they can escape together. When his wife becomes suspicious of his plan and runs away to the city, the farmer pursues her, slowly regaining her trust as the two rediscover their love for each other in this award-winning silent classic.

 

City Girl 1930

 

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The city girl Kate falls in love with farmer Lem. He takes Kate to his family farm but Kate has trouble being accepted by the family.

Director: F. W. Murnau
Story by: Elliott Lester
Producer: William Fox

Stars: Charles Farrell, Mary Duncan, David Torrence

The Burning Soil ( Der brennende Acker) 1922

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German/English subtitles

Imdb 7.2

 

The Burning Soil (German: Der brennende Acker) is a 1922 German silent film directed by F.W. Murnau. It was made the same year as Murnau’s Nosferatu and released in Germany around the same time. The film follows tells the story of a struggle over a plot of petroleum-rich land.

The film was considered lost until 1978, when it was discovered to have been owned by an Italian priest who organized screenings in mental hospitals. A restoration of the film was made with the assistance of French director Eric Rohmer.

Director: F.W. Murnau
Writers: Willy Haas, Arthur Rosen
Stars: Werner Krauss, Eugen Klöpfer, Vladimir Gajdarov

 

 

The Haunted Castle 1921

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In the castle Vogeloed, a few aristocrats are awaiting baroness Safferstätt. But first count Oetsch invites himself.. Everyone thinks he murdered his brother, baroness Safferstat’s first husband, three years ago. So he is rather undesirable. But Oetsch stays; arguing he is not the murderer and will find the real one…

Director: F.W. Murnau
Stars: Arnold Korff, Lulu Kyser-Korff, Lothar Mehnert

Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931)

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On the island of Bora Bora, the islanders welcome Tabu (Hitu), a messenger from the chief who has come to declare the island’s virgin successor. Tabu names the beautiful young Reri (Anna Chevalier), unaware that she has a lover, Matahi (Matahi). Despite Tabu’s claim that if a man touches Reri, it will mean death for him, Matahi follows Tabu as he leaves the island, and kidnaps Reri. Enduring numerous hardships, the couple arrives at another island — but find that Tabu’s curse has followed them.

Director: F. W. Murnau

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