Alraune (1952 film)
German poster for Alraune
|Directed by||Arthur Maria Rabenalt|
|Produced by||Günther Stapenhorst|
|Screenplay by||Kurt Heuser|
by Hanns Heinz Ewers
|Music by||Werner Richard Heymann|
|Edited by||Doris Zeltmann|
|Distributed by||Gloria-Filmverleih GmbH
Distributors Corporation of America (US)
Alraune (also known as Unnatural) is a 1952 West German science fiction horror film directed by Arthur Maria Rabenalt and starring Hildegard Knef in which a scientist creates a woman who is beautiful and yet soulless, lacking any sense of morality. It is based upon the German myth of Alraune in which a woman is impregnated by a mandrake root. It is the fifth and as of 2007[update] the final movie to be based upon this myth.
The film was produced by Carlton Films and Deutsche Styria Film GmbH. and distributed by Gloria Film in Germany and Distributors Corporation of America (DCA) in the United States in 1958 in a version dubbed into English.
- Hildegard Knef as Alraune
- Erich von Stroheim as Jacob ten Brinken
- Karlheinz Böhm as Frank Braun
- Harry Meyen as Count Geroldingen
- Rolf Henniger as Wolf Goutram (Ralph Goutram in the US version)
- Harry Halm as Doctor Mohn
- Hans Cossy as Mathieu, the coachman
- Gardy Brombacher as Lisbeth, the maid
- Trude Hesterberg as Fuerstin Wolkonska (Princess Wolkonski in the US version)
- Julia Koschka as Olga Wolkonska (Wolkonski in the US version)
- Denise Vernac as Mademoiselle Duvaliere
- Arno Ebert
- Willem Holzboer
- Alraune (1918 film), 1918 Hungarian film
- Alraune, die Henkerstochter, genannt die rote Hanne, 1918 German film
- Alraune (1928 film), German film starring Brigitte Helm
- Alraune (1930 film), German film also starring Helm
- "Alraune". Filmportal.de. Retrieved November 4, 2012.
- Wingrove, David (1985). Science Fiction Film Source Book. Harlow, Essex, England: Longman. ISBN 0-582-89310-0.
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