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Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari. (1920)
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12.06.09

Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari. (1920) A horror film that surpasses all others. Alan relates the story of traveling magician Dr Caligari and Cesare. Their arrival in a town coincides with savage killings. Secretly Caligari was an asylum director who hypnotizes Cesare to re enact murders. But the final reel contains something which will leave an audience shattered. It blows away all your moral certainties and beliefs. This is the true power of its horror. To leave you vulnerable and uncertain of what you feel was secure and certain.

Movie Tagline:
You must become Caligari.

Also Known As:
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Title: Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari.
Release Date: March 19, 1921
Runtime: 71 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Silent
IMDB Rating: 8.1
Brimstone Pit Rating: 9.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Director(s):
Robert Wiene

Cast:
Werner Krauss ...Dr. Caligari
Conrad Veidt ...Cesare
Friedrich Feher ...Francis (as Friedrich Feher)
Lil Dagover ...Jane Olsen
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ...Alan (as Hans Heinrich v. Twardowski)
Rudolf Lettinger ...Dr. Olsen
Rudolf Klein Rogge ...A Criminal
Hans Lanser Rudolf ...
Henri Peters Arnolds ...
Ludwig Rex ...Murderer
Elsa Wagner ...Landlady

Producer(s):
Rudolf Meinert
Erich Pommer

Writer(s):
Hans Janowitz
Carl Mayer

Composer(s):
Alfredo Antonini
Giuseppe Becce
Timothy Brock
Richard Marriott
Lothar Prox
Rainer Viertelboeck




More Movie Taglines:
  • You must become Caligari.
  • The most amazing story ever screened.
  • A THRILLING FANTASTIC PHOTO-PLAY
  • Du mußt Caligari werden
Movie Quote(s):
  • Dr. Caligari: I must know everything. I must penetrate the heart of his secret! I must become Caligari!
  • [first lines] Man in garden: Spirits surround us on every side... they have driven me from hearth and home, from wife and child.
  • Francis: You fools, this man is plotting our doom! We die at dawn! He is Caligari!
  • Francis: Jane, I love you - when will you marry me? Jane: We who are of noble blood may not follow the wishes of our hearts.
Movie Trivia:
  • Producer Erich Pommer wanted to have Fritz Lang as the film's director. Lang was interested, but then decided to work on another film.
  • Writer Hans Janowitz wrote the female lead character for his girlfriend Gilda Langer, an actress at the "Residenz-Theater" in Berlin but it is Lil Dagover that finally got the role.
  • The sets were made out of paper, with the shadows painted on the walls.
  • Widely considered to be the first true horror film ever made.
  • Weeks before the initial release of the film, posters with the tag-line "Du mußt Caligari werden!" ("You have to become Caligari!") were put up in Berlin without the slightest hint that they where promotion for the upcoming movie.
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