The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, feature film, horror, misterij, fantazija, Germany, 1919

DIRECTED BY: Robert Wiene

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

CAST:
Werner Krauss (dr. Caligari),
Conrad Veidt (Cesare),
Friedrich Feher (Franzis),
Lil Dagover (Jane Olsen),
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski (Alan)

SCRIPT:
Carl Mayer,
Hans Janowitz

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Willy Hameister

Synopsis:
In the garden of a mental hospital, Francis tells a story about his friend Alan. At a local fair, the two of them meet Dr Caligari who tells the future with the help of his assistant Cesare. When Alan asks how much time he has left to live, Cesare answers that he has until the following dawn. Sure enough, Alan is found dead the next morning. Francis decides to find Dr Caligari whom he holds responsible for the death of his friend.

silent, b/w (retouched), 67'

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