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  Photograph: Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und
Fernsehen; courtesy Le Giornate del Cinema Muto.
 
 
Looping the Loop:
Die Todesschleife

Also known as Il Cerchio della morte in Italy
(1928) German
B&W : 3347 metres
Directed by Artur Robison

Cast: Werner Krauß (Werner Krauss) [Botto, ein berühmter clown], Jenny Jugo [Blanche Valette], Warwick Ward [André Melton, the artist], Gina Manès [Hanna, kunstschützin], Siegfried Arno [Sigi, Hanna’s partner], Max Gülstorff [Blanches verwandter (Blanche’s relative)], Lydia Potechina [Blanches verwandte (Blanche’s relative)], Julius von Szöreghy [agent], Harry Grunwald

Drama.

Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft [UFA] production; distributed by Paramount-UFA-Metro-Verleihbetriebe GmbH [Parufamet]. / Produced by Gregor Rabinovitch. Scenario by Artur Robison, Robert Liebmann and Robert Reinert. Production manager, Max Wogritsch. Art direction by Robert Herlth and Walter Röhrig. Assistant director, Erich Holder. Cinematography by Carl Hoffmann. Music score by Artur Guttmann. / Premiered 15 September 1928 at U.T. Universum in Berlin, Germany. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot January-February 1928 in London, England. The film was released in Finland on 7 January 1929. The film premiered in the USA on 10 February 1929 in New York, New York; with general release by Paramount Pictures Corporation on 16 March 1929. The film was released in Japan on 15 May 1930. / Silent film.

Survival status: Print exists.

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

Listing updated: 28 September 2013.

References: Bardèche-History p. 260 : Website-Filmportal; Website-IMDb.

 
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