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  Emil Jannings and Lya de Putti.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
Also known as Variety in the USA; Vaudeville in the United Kingdom
(1925) German
B&W : 2837 metres
Directed by E.A. Dupont

Cast: Emil Jannings [Boss Huller], Lya de Putti [Bertha], Warwick Ward [Artinelli], Maly Delschaft [Huller’s wife], Werner Krauss, Georg John [sailor], Kurt Gerron [dockworker], Charles Lincoln [actor], Alice Hechy, Paul Rehkopf, Gerg Baselt, Trude Hesterberg

Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft [UFA] production; distributed by Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft [UFA]. / Produced by Erich Pommer. Scenario by E.A. Dupont, from the novel Der Eid des Stephan Huller (The Oath of Stephan Huller) by Felix Holländer. Production design by Oscar F. Werndorff (Otto Werndorff). Special effects by Ernst Kunstmann. Cinematography by Karl Freund. / Premiered 16 November 1925 in Germany. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The film was released in the USA as Variety by Paramount Pictures Corporation in 1926. [?] Cowie-Seventy p. ? lists Leo Birinski as the scenario writer.


Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.

Keywords: Betrayal - Crime: Murder - Death: Murder - Entertainers: Acrobats - Jealousy - Prisons - Revenge - Vengeance

Listing updated: 28 September 2013.

References: Bardèche-History pp. 186, 210b, 227, 257-258, 259; Bohn-Light pp. xxiii, 130-131, 133, 135, 152; Brownlow-Parade p. 511; Cowie-Seventy p. ?; Everson-American pp. 318-319, 321, 323, 326; Eyles-Missing p. 35; FilmYearBook-1926 front endpapers; Jewell-RKO p. 279; Kerr-Silent pp. 8, 27; Lahue-Collecting p. 37; Leish-Cinema p. 34; Limbacher-Feature p. 265; Perry-British p. 58; Sarris-Sternberg p. 28; Shipman-Cinema pp. 89, 97, 101; Sinyard-Silent pp. 159, 161; Vermilye-Twenties p. 186 : Website-IMDb.

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