Der Herr der Liebe

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Der Herr der Liebe
Master of Love.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Fritz Lang
Produced by Erich Pommer
Written by Leo Koffler
Starring Carl de Vogt
Gilda Langer
Cinematography Carl Hoffmann
Distributed by Helios Film
Release date
  • September 1919 (1919-09)
Running time
60 minutes
Country Weimar Republic
Language Silent film
German intertitles

Der Herr der Liebe (English: The Master of Love) is a 1919 silent film directed in Germany by Fritz Lang. It was his second film. Carl de Vogt and Gilda Langer starred, as they had in Lang's debut feature, Halbblut. Lang himself is said to have acted in a supporting role.[1][2]

The film is now considered to be lost.[1]


Residing in a castle in the Carpathian Mountains, Hungarian nobleman Vasile Disecu becomes infatuated with Suzette, the daughter of his neighbor. He mistakes Stefana, a maid who is secretly in love with him, for Suzette and makes love to her. When Yvette, his wife[3] or mistress,[4] finds out, she avenges herself with a liaison with Lazar, a Jewish peddler. Vasile imprisons Lazar. He kills Yvette and then himself.


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  1. ^ a b "Progressive Silent Film List: Der Herr der Liebe". Silent Era. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  2. ^ Eisner, Lotte H. (1976). Fritz Lang. Da Capo Press. p. 24. ISBN 0306802716. Retrieved March 3, 2013. ... the director also took part as an actor (... he had acted in a number of films he had written himself, in Berlin) 
  3. ^ "Der Herr der Liebe". Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Der Herr der Liebe". Retrieved March 3, 2013. , in German

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