The Student of Prague 1926

 

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Der Student von Prag (original title)

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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.
– Written by silverwhistle <docm@silverwhistle.free-online.co.uk>

Director: Arthur Robison
Writers: Hanns Heinz Ewers, Henrik Galeen (book)
Stars: Anton Walbrook, Theodor Loos, Dorothea Wieck

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Malombra 1917

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Malombra is a 1917 silent Italian drama film directed by Carmine Gallone. The film was shown as part of the Silent Divas of the Italian Cinema programme at the 38th New York Film Festival in 2000. It is an adaptation of the 1881 novel Malombra by Antonio Fogazzaro, which was later adapted into a 1942 film of the same name.

 

Marina di Malombra (Borelli) lives in a castle prior to her wedding. She begins to read letters written by an ancestor called Cecilia. She finds out that Cecilia was driven to her death by her uncle. Marina identifies with Cecilia and take revenge on her behalf by murdering her uncle. After she has done this, Marina commits suicide.

Italian only  – No English subs

Initial release: January 1917 (Italy)
Director: Carmine Gallone
Screenplay: Antonio Fogazzaro
Story by: Antonio Fogazzaro
Cinematography: Giovanni Grimaldi
Stars: Lyda Borelli, Amleto Novelli, Augusto Mastripietri

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1912

Dr. Jeckel and Mr. Hyde 1912

 

A doctor (James Cruze) unleashes his own inner monster when he experiments with the nature of good and evil.
Initial release: January 16, 1912
Director: Lucius J. Henderson
Production company: Thanhouser Company
Story by: Robert Louis Stevenson, Thomas Russell Sullivan

Stars: James Cruze, Florence La Badie, Marie Eline

This is the oldest surviving movie adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”.

Au Secours! 1924

 

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Also known as The Haunted House in the United Kingdom; Help! in the USA

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Au Secours! is a 1924 short comedy film directed by Abel Gance and starring Max Linder.

Well, this was a treat. A Max Linder comedy-horror short about a man who takes a bet that he can’t spend the night in a haunted house. Typical stuff, right? Well, it is, sort of, until it takes a quite bizarre turn
Initial release: June 17, 1924
Director: Abel Gance
Producer: Abel Gance
Written by: Max Linder, Abel Gance
Cinematography: Émile Pierre, Georges Specht

Stars: Max Linder, Jean Toulout, Gina Palerme

Eerie Tales 1919

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German Title – Unheimliche Geschichten with english and German intertitles

 

Plot Summary

After the old-books shop closes, portraits of the Strumpet, Death, and the Devil come to life and amuse themselves by reading stories–about themselves, of course, in various guises and eras. Four of the stories are literary horror stories (one by Poe, one by R. L. Stevenson), and the last one is a comedy involving a fake haunting.
– Written by Judy Shoaf

Anselma Heine … (story “Die Erscheinung”) (segment “1”)

Robert Liebmann … (story “Die Hand”) (segment “2”)

Edgar Allan Poe … (story “Die schwarze Katze”) (segment “3”)

Robert Louis Stevenson … (story “The Suicide Club”) (segment “4”)

Richard Oswald … (story “Der Spuk”) (segment “5”)

Initial release: November 5, 1919
Director: Richard Oswald
Producer: Richard Oswald
Cinematography: Carl Hoffmann

Written by: Richard Oswald, Robert Liebmann

Stars: Anita Berber, Conrad Veidt, Reinhold Schünzel