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The Blue... Exploring the public's lust for lurid scandal, this film by director Fritz Lang... more info $14.99was $14.99 Buy Now

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The Testament... A timeless and groundbreaking psychological thriller by cinema giant Fritz Lang,... more info $39.95was $39.95 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: August 2, 1976
Born: December 5, 1890 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Austria Profession: Director ...
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1909:
Left home
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Served with German army during WWI
1916:
Lost vision in right eye; discharged (as lieutenant)
1917:
First filmscripts sold "Die Hochzeit im Exzentrikklub/The Wedding in the Eccentric Club" and "Hilde Warren und der Tod/Hilde Warren and Death"
1917:
Film acting debut (as "Death") in "Hilde Warren und der Tod/Hilde Warren and Death"
1918:
Hired as screenwriter, Decla film company (Berlin)
1919:
Film directing debut with "Halbblut/The Half-Caste" (also screenwriter; no longer exists)
1920:
Left Decla; signed with Joe May as director for "Das Wandernde Bild/The Wandering Image" (no longer exists)
1920:
Left May; returned to Decla (merged to become Decla-Bioscop)
1920:
Rights to "Der Mude Tod/Destiny" bought by Douglas Fairbanks
1928:
Founded production company Fritz-Lang-Films (released through UFA)
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Ended association with UFA
1933:
Refused work as director of Nazi propaganda films; left Germany for Paris
1934:
Left Paris
1934:
Hired as director by David O Selznick, MGM
1935:
Became American citizen
1936:
Contract with MGM not renewed
1940:
First color film and Western as director "The Return of Frank James" (for Fox)
1944:
Co-founded production company Diana Productions
1948:
Diana Productions went bankrupt
1952:
Last Western directed (for RKO) "Rancho Notorious"
1956:
Last American film directed "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt"
1960:
Last film directed "Die tausend Augen des Dr. Mabuse/The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse"
1960:
Last role as actor in "Le Mepris/Contempt" (Jean-Luc Godard film; Lang played himself)

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