Tag Archives: Thea von Harbou

Dr.┬áMabuse the Gambler (1922) – reviewed by George

This silent film is about four and a half hours long, and like “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”, and other contemporary films, this was released as two separate movies. Part One is 2:36 … Continue reading

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The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933) – reviewed by George

This sequel was also directed by Fritz Lang, but here Lang gets writing credit, along with Thea von Harbou. The film premiered in 1933 in Budapest, Hungary, because it had been banned in Germany. Later that year there was a … Continue reading

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Woman in the Moon (1929) – reviewed by George

This beautiful black-and-white silent movie boasts a remarkable restoration: sharp and clear with all the shades of gray intact. It’s like looking at a film made this year. The score is interesting too: a piano is used rather than the … Continue reading

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Spies (1927 Germany, 1928 USA) – reviewed by George

A Fritz Lang silent film based on the book “Spione” by Thea von Harbou, with a script by von Harbou herself, is a taut, exciting version of the unrest, fear, and suspicion in a Germany still recovering from World War … Continue reading

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