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  Bernhard Goetzke (left) and Lil Dagover.
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Der müde Tod
(The Weary Death)
Also known as Les trois lumières (The Three Lights) in France; Las 3 luces in Spain; Destiny in the United Kingdom; Between Worlds, Beyond the Wall and Destiny in the USA : [Between Two Worlds]
(1921) German
B&W : Feature film
Directed by Fritz Lang

Cast: Bernhard Goetzke [Death], Lil Dagover [the young bride], Walter Janssen [the young groom], Hans Sternberg [mayor], Carl Rückert [reverend], Max Adalbert [notary], Wilhelm Diegelmann [doctor], Erich Pabst [teacher], Karl Platen [apothecary], Hermann Picha [tailor], Paul Rehkopt [gravedigger], Max Pfeiffer [night watchman], Georg John [beggar], Lydia Potechina [landlady], Grete Berger [the mother], Rudolph Klein-Rogge, Eduard von Winterstein, Erika Unruh, Lothar Mütel, Edgar Pauly, Lina Paulsen, Levis Brody, Karl Huszar, Paul Bienfeld, Paul Neumann

Decla-Bioskop production. / Produced by Erich Pommer. Scenario by Fritz Lang + [Thea von Harbou]. Set design by Hermann Warm [Arabian and Venetian tales], Robert Herlth [Chinese tale] and Walter Röhrig [German tale]. Lighting by Robert Hegewald. Cinematography by Erich Nietzschmann, Fritz Arno Wagner and Hermann Saalfrank. / Premiered November 1921 in Germany. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The film was first released in the USA in 1922. Douglas Fairbanks purchased the USA rights to the film to delay its American general release until his designers could duplicate some of its effects for The Thief of Bagdad (1924). The film was released as Destiny in the United Kingdom in February 1924. A reedited version entitled Between Worlds was released in the USA in July 1924. The film was rereleased as Beyond the Wall in the USA by Artclass Pictures Corporation in 1928.

Drama.

Survival status: Print exists [35mm positive].

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

Keywords: Babies - Candles - Death - Infants - Italy: Florence - Monks

Listing updated: 23 August 2016.

References: Film viewing : Baer-Film pp. 22, 23, 65; Bardèche-History pp. 150, 191, 193; Bohn-Light pp. xxi, 127; Jensen-Lang pp. 12, 13, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23-33, 38, 39, 41, 46, 48, 57, 66, 67, 69, 75, 78, 80, 85, 92, 110, 123, 134, 144, 196, 206; Lahue-Collecting pp. 35, 37; Limbacher-Feature p. 61; Shipman-Cinema p. 75; Sinyard-Silent p. 145; Vermilye-Twenties p. 95; Wood-Hitchcock p. 207 : Cinemonkey-16 p. 35.

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