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  Conrad Veidt.
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Der Student von Prag
(The Student of Prague)
Also known as The Man Who Cheated Life in the USA
(1926) German
B&W : Feature film
Directed by Henrik Galeen

Cast: Conrad Veidt [the student Balduin], Werner Krauß (Werner Krauss) [Scapinelli, wucherer], Elizza La Porta [Lyduschka, blumenmädchen (the servant girl)], Fritz Alberti [Reichsgraf von Schwarzenberg (Count von Schwarzenberg)], Gräfin Agnes Esterhazy [Komtesse Margit Schwarzenberg (Countess Margaret Schwarzenberg)], Ferdinand von Alten [Freiherr von Waldis-Schwarzenberg, Margit’s cousin and fiancé], Erich Kober [student], Max Maximilian [student], [?] Hans Heinrich von Twardowski [student]?, Sylvia Torf, Marian Alma

Sokal-Film GmbH production. / Produced by Harry R. Sokal. Scenario by Henrik Galeen, from an adaptation by Hanns Heinz Ewers of the poem “William Wilson” by Edgar Allan Poe. Production manager, Max Maximilian. Production design by Hermann Warm. Assistant director, Erich Kober. Cinematography by Günther Krampf and Erich Nitzschmann. Music score by Willy Schmidt-Gentner. / Previewed 19 October 1926. Premiered 25 October 1926 in Germany. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format.


Survival status: Print exists [16mm reduction positive].

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

Keywords: Animals: Dogs - Mirrors - Pacts - Riches - Satan

Listing updated: 28 September 2013.

References: Film viewing : Aylesworth-Monsters p. 151; Bardèche-History p. 252; Bohn-Light pp. 122, 123, 126; Fell-History p. 132; Marrero-Vintage p. 25, 159 : Website-Filmportal; Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

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