Variety (1925 film)
|Directed by||Ewald Andre Dupont|
|Produced by||Erich Pommer|
|Written by||Original Story:
Ewald Andre Dupont
Lya de Putti
|Cinematography||Karl W. Freund
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures (US)|
|Release date(s)||November 16, 1925 (Germany)
June 27, 1926 (US)
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) 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.
- Emil Jannings as Boss Huller
- Maly Delschaft as wife of Boss
- Lya De Putti as Bertha
- Warwick Ward as Artinelli
- Georg John
This film is believed to be the first documentation of unicycle hockey – it contains a short sequence showing two people playing the game.
- The House That Shadows Built (1931 promotional film by Paramount which excerpts this film)
- Katalog der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek listing. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
- 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.
- 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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