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Der rote Kreis
Also known as The Crimson Circle in the United Kingdom
B&W : [?] Feature film?
Directed by Frederic Zelnik
Cast: Lya Mara [Thalia Drummond], Louis Lerch (Fred Louis Lerch) [Jack Birdmore], Stewart Rome [Derrick Yale], Albert Steinrück [Froyant], John Castle [Inspector Parr], Otto Wallburg [Marl], Hans Albers [Diener von Marl], Hans Marlow [Birdmore], Otto Treßler [ministerpräsident], Ilka Grüning [vermieterin], Annie Ann [Milly], Bruno Ziener [kriminalkommissar], Hugo Döblin [pfandleiher], Ria Weber [zofe]
Efzet Film production; distributed by Deutsche Film Union. / Scenario by Fanny Carlsen and Howard Caye, from the novel The Crimson Circle by Edgar Wallace. Art direction by Robert A. Dietrich. Location manager, Adolf Essek. Assistant director, Louis Domke (Luis Domke). Cinematography by Frederik Fuglsang and Leslie Rowson. Music by Edmund Meisel. / Phonofilm 35mm spherical format. / The film was subsequently sound dubbed by British Sound Film Productions, Limited, utilizing the Phonofilm sound-on-film sound system and released in the United Kingdom as The Crimson Circle by British International Pictures, Limited, in 1929. The film was released in France by Les Films Omega in 1929. The film was released in the USA by International Photoplays on 4 February 1930. The novel was previously filmed as The Crimson Circle (1922). / Silent film.
Survival status: (unknown)
Current rights holder: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.
Keywords: Synchronized sound film
Listing updated: 28 September 2013.
References: Website-BFI; Website-IMDb.