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Wax Works

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  • DVD
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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • A silent film. Theatrical release: November 13, 1924. Conrad Veidt (Ivan the Terrible) was probably best known to American audiences for playing evil Nazi commander Major Strasser in CASABLANCA, one of his last films. Veidt, however, was already world famous for his work in early German films, playing the somnambulist in THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, and the title part in the 1926 version of THE STUDENT OF PRAGUE. Werner Krauss (Spring-Heeled Jack/Jack the Ripper) co-starred with Veidt in THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, playing the role of Dr. Caligari. Emil Jannings (Harun Al-Raschid) was one of the most prominent German film actors of his time, having starred in F.W. Murnau's THE LAST LAUGH and E.A. Dupont's VARIETY. Jannings won an Oscar in the first Academy Award ceremony for his first two American films, THE LAST COMMAND and THE WAY OF ALL FLESH. William Dieterle (writer/Assad) began directing films in 1923, and later immigrated to Hollywood, where he directed, most notably, ALL THAT MONEY CAN BUY and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. Renowned screenwriter-director Henrik Galeen, who also wrote such classic German Expressionist films as the first and third filmed version of THE GOLEM, NOSFERATU, and the 1926 remake of THE STUDENT OF PRAGUE (which he also directed), wrote the film. Though Leni is given sole director credit, Leo Birinsky is sometimes credited with having directed the actors in the film. Veidt would also star in Leni's THE MAN WHO LAUGHS.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2562

  • Credits
    Emil Jannings, Conrad Veidt, William Dieterie, Werner Krauss
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