Variety (1925 film)

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Variety
Directed by Ewald Andre Dupont
Produced by Erich Pommer
Written by Original Story:
Felix Hollaender
Screenwriter:
Ewald Andre Dupont
Leo Birinski
Starring Emil Jannings
Lya de Putti
Maly Delschaft
Warwick Ward
Cinematography Karl W. Freund
Carl Hoffmann
Distributed by Paramount Pictures (US)
Release dates
November 16, 1925 (Germany)
June 27, 1926 (US)
Language Silent film
German intertitles

Variety (German: Varieté [ˌvaʀi̯eˈte], also known by the alternative titles Jealousy or Vaudeville) is a 1925 silent drama film directed by Ewald Andre Dupont based on the novel Der Eid des Stephan Huller (1923[1]) by Felix Hollaender. Jannings portrays "Boss Huller," an ex-trapeze artist who runs a seedy carnival with his wife (Maly Delschaft) and child. Huller insists that the family take in a beautiful stranger (Lya De Putti) as a new sideshow dancer, with whom he develops a new trapeze number. The trapeze scenes are set in the Berlin Wintergarten theatre. The camera swings from long shot to close-up, like the acrobats.[2]

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The German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck cites being unexpectedly exposed to the film as a child of four as the start of his interest in the medium.[3]

This film is believed to be the first documentation of unicycle hockey – it contains a short sequence showing two people playing the game.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Katalog der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek listing. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
  2. ^ Eric, Rhode (1985). A History of the Cinema: from its origins to 1970. New York, USA: Da Capo Press. pp. 184–185. ISBN 0-306-80233-3. 
  3. ^ Rohter, Larry, "German Director Plunges Beyond His Comfort Zone", The New York Times, December 8, 2010 (December 9, 2010 p. C1 NY ed.). Retrieved 2010-12-08.

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