Schatten – Eine nächtliche Halluzination
|Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination|
|Directed by||Arthur Robison|
|Produced by||Enrico Dieckmann
|Written by||Arthur Robison
|Cinematography||Fritz Arno Wagner|
Schatten – Eine nächtliche Halluzination ("Shadows - a Nocturnal Hallucination", also known in English as Warning Shadows) is a 1923 German silent film directed by Arthur Robison. It is considered part of German Expressionism.
During a dinner given by a wealthy baron and his wife, four of her suitors attend the 19th century German manor. A shadow-player rescues the marriage by giving all the guests a vision of what might happen if the baron stays jealous and the suitors do not reduce their advances towards his beautiful wife. Or was it a vision?
- Alexander Granach as Shadowplayer
- Fritz Kortner as The count
- Ruth Weyher as His wife
- Gustav von Wangenheim as Her lover
- Eugen Rex as A servant
- Lilli Herder as Dienstmaedchen
- Fritz Rasp as Diener
- Karl Platen as 2. Diener
- Max Gülstorff as 2. Kavalier
- Ferdinand von Alten as 3. Kavalier
- Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Referred to in Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh. Anthony Blanche's description of Sebastian's companion Kurt: "He is like the footman in Warning Shadows - a great clod of a German..." This is presumably the character portrayed by Fritz Rasp.
- Eisner, Lotte H. (1981) . L'Écran Démoniaque (in French) (2nd edition ed.). Paris.
- Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination at the Internet Movie Database
- Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination at AllMovie
- Page of the editor Kino, who released a restored version of the film on DVD in 2006
- Schatten – Eine nächtliche Halluzination (1923) - Original full version on YouTube
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