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  Louise Brooks (center).
Photograph: courtesy Harvard Film Archive.
 
 
Die Büchse der Pandora
Also known as Pandora’s Box in the USA; Loulou in France : [Lulu]
(1929) German
B&W : Nine reels
Directed by G.W. Pabst

Cast: Louise Brooks [Lulu], Fritz Kortner [Doktor Peter Schön], Franz Lederer (Francis Lederer) [Alwa Schön], Carl Goetz [Schigolch], Krafft-Raschig [Rodrigo Quast], Alice Roberts [Countess Anna Geschwitz], Daisy d’Ora [Charlotte M.A. von Zanik, braut Doktor Schöns (Doctor Schön’s bride)], Gustav Diessl [the murderer], Michael von Newlinsky [Marquis Casti-Piani], Siegfried Arno [der inspizient (the instructor)]

Nero-Film Aktiengesellschaft production; distributed by Süd-Film Aktiengesellschaft. / Produced by Seymour Nebenzahl. Drehbuch (scenario by) Ladislaus Vajda, from the plays Die Büchse der Pandora by Frank Wedekind and Erdgeist by Frank Wedekind. Produktionsleitung (production manager), Georg C. Horsetzky. Aufnahmeleiter, Heinz Landsmann. Bauten (production design by), Andrei Andrejev and Gottlieb Hesch + [Ernö Metzner]. Costume design by Gottlieb Hesch. Graphik (graphic design by), Marcel Tuszkay. Regie-Assistent (assistant director), Marc Sorkin + [Paul Falkenberg]. Kameramann (cinematography by), Günther Krampf. Edited by Joseph R. Fliesler. / Released 30 January 1929 in Berlin, Germany. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The production was shot from 17 October through 23 November 1928. The original version running time was 131 minutes, later cut. The film was released in the USA by Moviegraphs, Incorporated, on 1 December 1929. / Silent film.

Drama.

Survival status: Print exists [35mm positive].

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

Keywords: Crime: Murder, Prostitution - Criminals: Prostitutes - Death - Exploitation - Jack the Ripper - Theaters: Stage - Weapons: Guns

Listing updated: 28 September 2013.

References: Film viewing : Bardèche-History p. 253; Brownlow-Parade pp. 356, 361; Dardis-Keaton pp. 77, 236; Everson-American p. 330; Eyles-Missing p. 35; Limbacher-Feature p. 184; McCaffrey-Guide p. 9; Paris-Brooks pp. 5, 156, 559; Sarris-Sternberg p. 11; Shipman-Cinema p. 105; Sinyard-Silent pp. 80, 159, 161 : ClasIm-204 pp. 34-35.

Home video: DVD.

 
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