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  Eugen Klöpfer (center, standing).
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Der brennende Acker
(The Burning Soil)
Also known as [The Earth Burns]
(1922) German
B&W : Six reels / 2651 metres
Directed by F.W. Murnau

Cast: Eugen Klöpfer [Peter Rog], Vladimir Gajdarov [Johannes Rog], Werner Krauss [der alte Rog (the old Rog)], Lya de Putti [Gerda Rudenberg], Stella Arbenina [Helga Rudenberg, Gerda’s stepmother], Eduard von Winterstein [Josef Emanuel, Graf von Rudenberg (Count Rudenberg)], Alfred Abel [Ludwig von Lellewel], Grete Diercks [Maria], Elsa Wagner [Magda], Emilia Unda [alte magd (old maid)], Leonie Taliansky [Gerdas zofe (Gerda’s maid)], Georg John [Großknecht (the main farmhand)], Gustav Botz [Professor Butkin], Emilie Kurz, Robert Leffner, Eugen Rex, Hellmuth Bergmann, Leonhard Haskel, Adolf Klein, Albert Patry, Harry Frank, Rolf Prasch, Magnus Stifter, Hans Bernecker, Olga Engl, Unda Faliansky

Goron-Deulig Exklusiv Film production. / Produced by Sascha Goron and Erich Pommer. Associate producers, Ludwig Klitzsch and F.W. Murnau. Scenario by Thea von Harbou, Willy Haas and Arthur Rosen. Art direction by Rochus Gliese. Cinematography by Fritz Arno Wagner (first half) and Karl Freund (second half). / Premiered 9 March 1922 at Marmorhaus, Berlin, Germany. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format.

Drama.

Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.

Keywords: Farmers - Farms

Listing updated: 28 September 2013.

References: Film viewing : Bardèche-History p. 195; Herzog-dePutti pp. 107-108; Lloyd-Seventy p. 34 : Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

 
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