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Der Knabe in blau
(The Boy in Blue)
Also known as Der Todessmaragd in Germany; Emerald of Death in the USA : [The Blue Boy]
(1919) German
B&W : Five reels / 1560 metres
Directed by F.W. Murnau

Cast: Ernst Hofmann [Thomas von Weerth], Blandine Edinger [schöne zigeunerin (the fair gypsy)], Margit Barnay [junge schauspielerin (the young actress)], Karl Platen [alter diener (the old servant)], Georg John [zigeunerhauptmann (the gypsy commander)], Leonhard Haskel, Marie von Buelow, Rudolf Klix

Ernst Hofmann-Film production. / Scenario by Edda Ottershausen. Art direction by Willi A. Herrmann (Willi Herrmann). Cinematography by Karl Freund and Carl Hoffmann. / Released July 1919. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Murnau’s first feature film. The film was rereleased in Germany under the title Der Todessmaragd in 1921.

[?] Drama?

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

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

Listing updated: 28 September 2013.

References: Lloyd-Seventy pp. 33, 34 : Website-IMDb.

 
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