Der Student von Prag
(The Student of Prague)
Also known as A Bargain With Satan in the USA
B&W : Five reels / 1538 metres
Directed by Stellan Rye [?] + [Paul Wegener] and/or [Hanns Heinz Ewers]?
Cast: Paul Wegener [the student Balduin], John Gottowt [Abenteurer Scapinelli], Grete Berger [Komtesse Margit Schwarzenberg (Countess Margit Schwarzenberg)], Lyda Salmonova [Zigeunerin Lyduschka], Fritz Weidemann [Baron Waldis-Schwarzenberg], Lothar Körner [Graf von Schwarzenberg], Alexander Moissi
Deutsche Bioscop GmbH production; distributed by Projektions Aktiengesellschaft Union-Film [PAGU]. / Scenario by Hanns Heinz Ewers, Paul Wegener and Stellan Rye, from the adaptation by Alfred de Musset of the poem “William Wilson” by Edgar Allan Poe. Set design by Klaus Richter. Set construction supervision by Robert A. Dietrich. Costume design by Robert A. Dietrich, from ideas by Klaus Richter. Cinematography by Guido Seeber. / Premiered 22 August 1913 at Mozartsaal in Berlin, Germany. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The film was rereleased in Germany at five reels (1468 metres) in 1921. [?] An undefined source lists set design by Doctor Hans Poelsig. [?] Listed by Bohn-Light p. 123 as a Danish film.
Survival status: [?] Incomplete? prints exist [35mm positive, and 16mm reduction positive].
Current rights holder: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.
Keywords: Agreements - Animals: Dogs, Horses - Cemetaries - Duals - Games: Cards - Graveyards - Pacts - Rescues - Satan - Weapons: Guns, Swords
Listing updated: 7 June 2016.
References: Film viewing : Aylesworth-Monsters pp. 59, 151; Bardèche-History p. 135; Bohn-Light pp. 122-123, 127; Fell-History pp. 130, 132-133; Manchel-Terrors pp. 17-18; Shipman-Cinema p. 50 : Website-Filmportal; Website-IMDb.
Home video: DVD.