The Trousers 1927

Original title Die Hose (1927). This is a German film with English subtitles

Die Hose

The Trousers (German:Die Hose) is a 1927 German silent comedy film directed by Hans Behrendt and starring Werner Krauss, Jenny Jugo and Rudolf Forster. It was based on a play by Carl Sternheim. Art direction was by Heinrich Richter and Franz Schroedter. The film is notable for the performance of Veit Harlan, later the director who made the controversial antisemitic Jew Suss, as a Jewish barber in a film made by a director who would later died in the holocaust.

A woman loses her undergarments in public….

Pretty young Jenny Jugo has her undergarments fall down as she and her much older husband are on their way to Church one fine Sunday morning. She is so embarrassed that she rushes back home. Her husband, on returning, starts to rant… Chaos ensues.

Director: Hans Behrendt
Screenplay: Franz Schulz
Music composed by: Willy Schmidt-Gentner
Story by: Carl Sternheim

Stars: Werner Krauss, Jenny Jugo, Rudolf Forster



Othello 1922

Othello 1922

Based on Shakespeare’s play: The treacherous Iago plans to ruin the life of Othello by provoking him to jealousy.
Director: Dimitri Buchowetzki
Writers: Dimitri Buchowetzki, Carl Hagen
Stars: Emil Jannings, Werner Krauss, Ica von Lenkeffy

Opium 1919


This movie has English subtitles

A Chinese opium dealer takes revenge on Westerners who have corrupted his wife.
Director: Robert Reinert
Writer: Robert Reinert
Stars: Eduard von Winterstein, Sybill Morel, Werner Krauss

Secrets of a Soul 1926

Geheimnisse einer Seele (original title)

Middle-aged chemistry professor Martin (Werner Krauss) suffers a traumatic psychological break when a murder occurs next door while he is trimming his young wife’s hair. Soon after, Martin is possessed by images of murdering his wife (Ruth Weyher) with sharp objects. When he is then beset by fearful, inexplicable nightmares and paranoia, he consults renowned psychiatrist Dr. Orth. After pouring over details of Martin’s dreams, Orth struggles to get to the root of his patient’s disturbance.

Director: G. W. Pabst
Producer: Hans Neumann

Stars: Werner Krauss, Ruth Weyher, Ilka Grüning


The Burning Soil ( Der brennende Acker) 1922


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