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Der Januskopf
(The Janus-Head)
Also known as Januskopf, eine Tragödie am Rande der Wirklichkeit and Schrecken in Germany; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in the United Kingdom; Love’s Mockery in the USA : [The Head of Janus]
(1920) German
B&W : Feature film
Directed by F.W. Murnau

Cast: Conrad Veidt [Doktor Warren / Mr. O’Connor], Magnus Stifter [Doktor Warren’s friend], Margarete Schlegel [Grace / Jane], Willy Kaiser-Heyl, Bela Lugosi [Doktor Warren’s butler], Margarete Kupfer, Danny Guertler, Gustav Botz, Jaro Fürth, Hans Lanser-Rudolf, Marga Reuter, Lanja Rudolph

Lipow-Film production for Decla-Bioskop Aktiengesellschaft. / Produced by Erich Pommer. Scenario by Hans Janowitz, from the novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Production design by Heinrich Richter. Cinematography by Karl Freund, Carl Hoffmann and Carl Weiss. / Premiered 26 August 1920 in Berlin, Germany. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The film was released in the USA as Love’s Mockery in 1920. The novella was previously filmed as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920). The novella was subsequently filmed as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920).

Drama: Horror.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

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

Keywords: Authors: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) - Crime: Murder - Death: Murder

Listing updated: 28 September 2013.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.1063; Aylesworth-Monsters pp. 56, 145; Bardèche-History p. 251; Bohn-Light p. 126; Lloyd-Seventy pp. 33, 34; Manchel-Terrors pp. 25-26; Marrero-Vintage pp. 12, 30, 156; Vermilye-Twenties p. 179 : Website-IMDb.

 
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