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Lya de Putti and Alfred Abel (center).
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Phantom
(1922) German
B&W : Six reels / 2905 metres
Directed by F.W. Murnau

Cast: Alfred Abel [Lorenz Lubota], Frieda Richard [Frau Lubota, Lorenz’s mother], Aud Egede Nissen [Melanie Lubota, Lorenz’s sister], Hans Heinrich von Twardowski [Hugo Lubota, Lorenz’s brother], Adolf Klein [Herr Harlan, the hardware dealer], Olga Engl [Frau Harlan, his wife], Lya de Putti [Veronika Harlan, their daughter; Melitta], Karl Etlinger [Bookbinder Starke], Lil Dagover [Marie Starke, his daughter], Ilka Grüning [the baroness, Melitta’s mother], Grete Berger [Mrs. Schwabe, the pawnbroker and Lorenz’s aunt], Anton Edthofer [Herr Wigottschinski], Heinrich Witte [amtsdiener (a clerk)]; Wilhelm Diegelmann, Eduard von Winterstein, Arnold Korff

UCO-Film production; distributed by Decla-Bioskop. / Produced by Erich Pommer. Scenario by Thea von Harbou + [Hans Heinrich von Twardowski], from the novel Phantom by Gerhart Hauptmann. Art direction by Hermann Warm. Set design by Hermann Warm and Erich Czerwonski. Cinematography by Axel Graatkjär and Theophan Ouchakoff. / Previewed 11 October 1922 at the Decla-Lichtspiele, Dusseldorf, Germany. Premiered 13 November 1922 at the UFA-Palast am Zoo, Berlin, Germany. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format.

Drama.

Survival status: Prints exist in the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv film archive [35mm original nitrate negative, 35mm duplicate negative, 35mm restoration negative, 35mm restoration positives].

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

Listing updated: 28 September 2013.

References: Film viewing : Bardèche-History p. 194; Herzog-dePutti p. 108; Lloyd-Seventy p. 34 : Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

 
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