Fritz Rasp and Louise Brooks.
Frame enlargement: Silent Era image collection.
Das Tagebuch einer Verlorenen
(The Diary of a Lost One)
Also known as The Diary of a Lost Girl in the USA; Le Journal d’une fille perdue in France
B&W : Eight reels / 3132 metres
Directed by G.W. Pabst
Cast: Louise Brooks [Thymian], André Roanne [Count Nicolas Osdorff], Josef Rovensky [Robert Henning], Fritz Rasp [Meinert], Vera Pawlowa [Aunt Freida], Franciska Kinz [Meta], Arnold Korff [the elder Count Osdorff], Andrews Engelmann [the director of the establishment], Valeska Gert [his wife], Edith Meinhard [Erika], Sybille Schmitz [Elisabeth], Siegfried Arno [a guest], Kurt Gerron [Doktor Vitalis], Hedwig Schlichter, Hans Casparius, Jaro Fürth, Emmy Wyda, M. Kasazkaya (Marfa Kassatskaya), Sylvia Torf, Michael von Newlinsky
HOM-Film production. / Produced by G.W. Pabst. Scenario by Rudolf Leonhardt, from the novel Das Tagebuch einer Verlorenen by Margarethe Böhme. Production manager, Heinz Landsmann. Production design by Ernö Metzner and Emil Hasler. Assistant directors, Marc Sorkin and Paul Falkenberg. Cinematography by Sepp Allgeier and Fritz Arno Wagner. / Premiered 27 September 1929 at the Gartenbau-Kino, Vienna, Austria. Premiered 15 October 1929 in Berlin Germany. General release, 23 October 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The production was shot from 17 June through 26 July 1929. The film was released in Japan on 24 April 1930. The film was restored in 1984. / Silent film.
Survival status: Print exists in the George Eastman Museum film archive [35mm positive].
Current rights holder: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.
Listing updated: 28 September 2013.
References: Film viewing : Bardèche-History p. 253; Brownlow-Parade p. 356; Dardis-Keaton p. 77; Everson-American p. 330; Maltin-Guide p. 320; Paris-Brooks p. 559; Sarris-Sternberg p. 11; Shipman-Cinema pp. 104, 105 : Website-GEM; Website-IMDb.
Home video: DVD.