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Also Known As: Died: March 11, 1931
Born: December 28, 1888 Cause of Death: automobile accident
Birth Place: Germany Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Tabu (1931) as Director
A Tahitian pearl fisher falls in love with a woman branded untouchable by his tribe.
2.
City Girl (1930) as Director
Lem goes to Chicago to sell the wheat his family has grown on their farm in Minnesota. There he meets the waitress Kate. They fall in love and get married before going back to the farm. Kate is accepted by Lem's mother and kid sister but is rejected by his father, who believes she married for the money. (And the fact that Lem didn't get a fair price for the wheat is her fault too). The reapers arrive and quickly they make things even more complicated by making their move on Kate. Lem misunderstands the situation and believes Kate is actually interested. In despair Kate leaves the farm and Lem goes looking for her.
3.
Four Devils (1929) as Director
4.
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) as Director
In this silent film, a farmer's affair with a city woman almost destroys his life.
5.
Faust (1926) as Director
God and Satan war over earth; to settle things, they wager on the soul of Faust, a learned and prayerful alchemist. During a plague, Faust despairs and burns his books after failing to stop death; Satan sends Mephisto to tempt Faust, first with insight into treating the plague and then with a day's return to youth. Mephisto is clever, timing the end of this 24 hours as Faust embraces the beautiful Duchess of Parma. Faust trades his soul for youth. Some time later, he's bored, and demands on Easter Sunday that Mephisto take him home. Faust promptly sees and falls in love with the beautiful Gretchen, whose liaison with him brings her dishonor. Is there redemption? Who wins the wager?
6.
Tartuff (1925) as Director
Il nipote di Herr Ratt, un ricco ed anziano borghese, vorrebbe mettere in guardia il nonno dalle mire della avida governante del vecchio. A tale scopo gli proietta un film in cui si racconta del ricco Orgon, che sta per essere imbrogliato e derubato da Tartufo, falso ed ipocrita amico di famiglia; ma la truffa viene scoperta da Elmira, moglie di Orgon, che smaschera Tartufo con un altro piccolo imbroglio e rimette le cose al loro posto. In questo modo anche il vecchio Herr Ratt si rende conto di quello che sta accadendo intorno a lui.
7.
The Last Laugh (1924) as Director
The doorman at a luxury hotel faces the shame of being demoted in this classic silent, told with (almost) no title cards .
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Brennende Acker, Die (1922) as Director
When farmer Rog dies, his son Peter stays, but Johannes can not be satisfied with such a condition (and servant Maria's love) and finds a job as old Count Rudenberg's secretary. His ambition leads him to charm Gerda, the Count's unique daughter. But when he discovers that Count's second wife Helga will soon inherit a field that only he knows his underground is full with petroleum, he changes his allegiance... Greed and death.
11.
Phantom (1922)
In this silent film, a store clerk risks his future to pursue his obsession with a beautiful, ghostly woman.
12.
Nosferatu (1922) as Director
In this silent film, a beautiful woman risks her life to end a vampire's plague of death and pestilence.
13.
The Haunted Castle (1922)
At a remote castle, a man tries to prove he didn't murder his brother years earlier.
14.
Schloss Vogelod (1921) as Director
15.
Desire (1921)
17.
Gang in der nacht, Der (1920) as Director
18.
Januskopf, Der (1920) as Director
In this uncredited and apparently lost version of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" the protagonist is Dr. Warren, who indulges his evil nature by periodically turning himself into the depraved Mr. O'Connor.
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21.
Satanas (1919) as Director

Writer (feature film)

22.
Hanno Cambiate Faccia (1971) as From Film ("Nosferatu, The Vampire")
23.
Tabu (1931) as Original Story
A Tahitian pearl fisher falls in love with a woman branded untouchable by his tribe.

Editing (feature film)

24.
Faust (1926) as Editor
God and Satan war over earth; to settle things, they wager on the soul of Faust, a learned and prayerful alchemist. During a plague, Faust despairs and burns his books after failing to stop death; Satan sends Mephisto to tempt Faust, first with insight into treating the plague and then with a day's return to youth. Mephisto is clever, timing the end of this 24 hours as Faust embraces the beautiful Duchess of Parma. Faust trades his soul for youth. Some time later, he's bored, and demands on Easter Sunday that Mephisto take him home. Faust promptly sees and falls in love with the beautiful Gretchen, whose liaison with him brings her dishonor. Is there redemption? Who wins the wager?

Misc. Crew (feature film)

25.
Vampire's Kiss (1988)
A New York literary agent imagines that he's turning into a vampire.
26.
Vampire's Kiss (1988)
A New York literary agent imagines that he's turning into a vampire.
27.
Nosferatu (1979)
Jonathan Harker is sent away to Count Dracula's castle to sell him a house in Virna, where he lives. But Count Dracula is a vampire, an undead ghoule living of men's blood. Inspired by a photograph of Lucy Harker, Jonathan's wife, Dracula moves to Virna, bringing with him death and plague... An unusually contemplative version of Dracula, in which the vampire bears the cross of not being able to get old and die.
28.
Nosferatu (1979)
Jonathan Harker is sent away to Count Dracula's castle to sell him a house in Virna, where he lives. But Count Dracula is a vampire, an undead ghoule living of men's blood. Inspired by a photograph of Lucy Harker, Jonathan's wife, Dracula moves to Virna, bringing with him death and plague... An unusually contemplative version of Dracula, in which the vampire bears the cross of not being able to get old and die.
29.
In Search of Dracula (1975)
The legend of the infamous vampire Dracula is examined. Included are the stories of Bram Stoker who created the character and Vlad the Impaler on whom the character was based.
30.
In Search of Dracula (1975)
The legend of the infamous vampire Dracula is examined. Included are the stories of Bram Stoker who created the character and Vlad the Impaler on whom the character was based.
31.
Metropolis (1926)
In this silent film, a city of the future is threatened with destruction when a wealthy corporate leader enlists a mad scientist to put down labor reformers.
32.
Metropolis (1926)
In this silent film, a city of the future is threatened with destruction when a wealthy corporate leader enlists a mad scientist to put down labor reformers.

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