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Fritz Lang

Lang in the 1950's
Born December 5, 1890(1890-12-05)
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Died August 2, 1976 (aged 85)
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Spouse(s) Lisa Rosenthal (?1919 - 1921)
Thea von Harbou (August 26, 1922 - April 26, 1933)
Lily Latté (1971 - 1976)

Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang (December 5, 1890August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-German-American film director, screenwriter and occasional film producer, one of the best known émigrés from Germany's school of Expressionism. His most famous films are the groundbreaking Metropolis (the world's most expensive silent film at the time of its release) and M, made before he moved to the United States. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see: Beverly Hills (disambiguation). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Thea von Harbou (December 27, 1888 â€“ July 1, 1954) was a German actress and author of some noble Prussian descent. ... is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Metropolis (disambiguation). ... M is a 1931 German film directed by Fritz Lang and written by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou. ...

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Early life and career

Friedrich Lang was born in Vienna, in the former Austria-Hungary, to Anton Lang (August 1, 18601940), an architect and construction company manager, and Pauline "Paula" Schlesinger (July 26, 18641920) on December 5, 1890. He was the second of two sons (his brother Adolf was nearly seven years older). Both his father and his mother were practicing Roman Catholics, although his mother was born Jewish and only converted to Catholicism when Fritz was ten.[1] Lang himself was baptized at the Schottenkirche in Vienna. For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Schottenstift The Schottenstift is an abbreviation of Benediktinerabtei unserer Lieben Frau zu den Schotten (lit, Benedictine Abbey of Our Fair Lady to the Scots) is a Roman Catholic monastery founded in Vienna in 1155 when Henry II brought Irish-Scottish monks to Vienna. ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ...

Metropolis - Lang's famous 1927 science fiction movie

After finishing high school, Lang briefly attended the Technical University of Vienna, where he studied civil engineering and eventually switched to art. In 1910 he left Vienna to see the world, traveling throughout Europe and Africa and later Asia and the Pacific area. In 1913, he studied painting in Paris, France. The next year, he returned home to Vienna at the outbreak of the First World War. In January of 1914, he was drafted into service in the Austrian army and fought in Russia and Romania during World War I, where he was wounded three times. While recovering from his injuries and shell shock in 1916, he wrote some scenarios and ideas for films. He was discharged from the army with the rank of lieutenant in 1918 and did some acting in the Viennese theater circuit for a short time before being hired as a writer at Decla, Erich Pommer's Berlin-based production company. Download high resolution version (1024x768, 89 KB)Fritz Langs Metropolis. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 89 KB)Fritz Langs Metropolis. ... Metropolis is a very early science fiction film that was produced in Germany during the brief years of the Weimar Republic. ... Vienna University of Technology is one of the major universities in Vienna, the capital of Austria. ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of France. ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Image from The Great War taken in an Australian Dressing Station near Ypres in 1917. ... Erich Pommer (July 20, 1889 – May 8, 1966) was one of the most influential producers of the silent film era, having been one of the most influential creators being the German Expressionism movement as the head of production at Ufa from 1924 to 1926. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ...


His writing stint was brief, as Lang soon started to work as a director at the German film studio Ufa, and later Nero-Film, just as the Expressionist movement was building. In this first phase of his career, Lang alternated between art films such as Der Müde Tod (Destiny, literally "Tired Death") and populist thrillers such as Die Spinnen (Spiders), combining popular genres with Expressionist techniques to create an unprecedented synthesis of popular entertainment with art cinema. In 1920, he met his future wife, the writer and actress Thea von Harbou. She and Lang co-wrote the scripts for 1922's Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler (Dr. Mabuse the Gambler), which ran four hours in two parts in the original version and was the first in the Dr. Mabuse trilogy, 1924's Die Nibelungen, the famed 1927 masterpiece Metropolis, and the 1931 classic, M, his first "talking" picture. UFA logo Universum Film AG, better known as Ufa or UFA, was the principal film studio in Germany, home of the German film industry during the Weimar Republic and through World War II, and a major force in world cinema during its brief existence from 1917 to 1945. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... U.S. theatrical release poster for German New Wave director Werner Herzogs 1973 drama Aguirre: The Wrath of God An art film (also called an “art cinema”, “art movie”, or in the US, an independent film or “art house film”) is a typically serious, noncommercial, independently made film that... Der müde Tod is a 1921 silent film directed in Germany by Fritz Lang. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... U.S. theatrical release poster for German New Wave director Werner Herzogs 1973 drama Aguirre: The Wrath of God An art film (also called an “art cinema”, “art movie”, or in the US, an independent film or “art house film”) is a typically serious, noncommercial, independently made film that... Thea von Harbou (December 27, 1888 â€“ July 1, 1954) was a German actress and author of some noble Prussian descent. ... Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler (Dr. Mabuse, the gambler) is the first film in the Mabuse series by Fritz Lang from 1922. ... Dr. Mabuse is a fictional character, a villain, created by author Norbert Jacques but made most famous by the three films German director Fritz Lang made about him over a period of almost forty years. ... Metropolis is a very early science fiction film that was produced in Germany during the brief years of the Weimar Republic. ... M (original German title: M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder, M - a city in search of a murderer) is a 1931 German film noir directed by Fritz Lang and written by Thea von Harbou. ... A sound film (or talkie) is a motion picture with synchronized sound, as opposed to a silent movie. ...


Career in Nazi Germany

Many of the rumours about Lang's life and career are hard to verify, including perhaps the most famous of all. The rumour has it that Joseph Goebbels called Lang to his offices for a meeting in which he gave Lang two pieces of news: the first was that his most recent film, Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (The Testament of Dr Mabuse, 1933) was being banned as an incitement to public disorder. The second was that he was nevertheless so impressed by Lang's abilities as a filmmaker, he was offering Lang a position as the head of German film studio UFA. Lang had been, unbeknownst to Goebbels, already planning to leave Germany for Paris, but the meeting with Goebbels ran so long that the banks were closed by the time it finished, and Lang fled that night without his money, not to return until after the war. Paul Joseph Goebbels (German pronunciation: IPA: ) (October 29, 1897 – May 1, 1945) was a German politician and Minister for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda during the National Socialist regime from 1933 to 1945. ... The Testament of Dr Mabuse (Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse) is a 1933 movie by director Fritz Lang, his second sound film, and the second to feature the villain Dr. Mabuse (if the first, Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler, is counted as one movie in two parts rather than as two... UFA logo Universum Film AG, better known as Ufa or UFA, was the principal film studio in Germany, home of the German film industry during the Weimar Republic and through World War II, and a major force in world cinema during its brief existence from 1917 to 1945. ...


The problem is that many portions of the story cannot be checked, and of those that can, most are contradicted by the evidence. Lang actually left Germany with most of his money, unlike most refugees, and made several return trips later in the same year. There were of course no witnesses to the meeting besides Goebbels and Lang, but Goebbels's appointment books, when they refer to the meeting, mention only the banning of Testament. No evidence has been discovered in any of Goebbels's writings to affirm the suggestion that he was planning to offer Lang any position. Whatever the truth of this story, it is known that Lang did in fact leave Germany in 1934 and moved to Paris, where he filmed a version of Ferenc Molnar's Liliom, starring Charles Boyer. This was Lang's only film in French (not counting the French version of Testament.) He then went to the United States. His wife Thea von Harbou had started to sympathize with the Nazis in the early 1930s and stayed behind. She joined the NSDAP (Nazi Party) in 1932, leading to a divorce the following year. Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ferenc Molnár (b. ... Liliom is a 1909 play by Ferenc Molnár, famous as the basis for the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. ... Charles Boyer (August 28, 1899 – August 26, 1978) was a French-American actor who starred in several classic Hollywood films, TV director and TV producer. ... The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse) is a 1933 movie by director Fritz Lang, his second sound film, and the second to feature the villain Dr. Mabuse (if the first, , is counted as one movie in two parts rather than as two films). ... Thea von Harbou (December 27, 1888 â€“ July 1, 1954) was a German actress and author of some noble Prussian descent. ... The Nazi swastika The National Socialist German Workers Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei), better known as the NSDAP or the Nazi Party was a political party that was led to power in Germany by Adolf Hitler in 1933. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The aging Lang appeared as himself in Jean-Luc Godard's film Contempt (1963) in which the barest outline of this story is presented as fact. Jean-Luc Godard (French IPA: ) (born 3 December 1930) is a French filmmaker and one of the most influential members of the Nouvelle Vague, or French New Wave. Born to Franco-Swiss parents in Paris, he was educated in Nyon, Switzerland, later studying at the Lycée Rohmer, and the... Contempt (original French title Le Mépris, Italian title Il Disprezzo) is a film released in 1963, directed by Jean-Luc Godard. ...


Metropolis, M and his life in America

Fritz Lang's M is an important early work

Although some consider Lang's work to be simple melodrama, he produced a coherent oeuvre that helped to establish the characteristics of film noir, with its recurring themes of psychological conflict, paranoia, fate and moral ambiguity. His work influenced filmmakers as disparate as Jacques Rivette and William Friedkin. Image File history File links Screenshot of Fritz Langs M. This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Image File history File links Screenshot of Fritz Langs M. This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Poster for The Perils of Pauline (1914). ... Opus, from the Latin word opus meaning work, is usually used in the sense of a work of art. Some composers musical pieces are identified by opus numbers which generally run either in order of composition or in order of publication. ... This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... Jacques Rivette (born March 1, 1928) is a French film director. ... William Friedkin (born August 29, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois) is an Academy Award-winning American movie and television director, producer and screenwriter best known for directing The Exorcist and The French Connection in the early 1970s. ...


In 1931, between Metropolis and Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse, Lang directed what many film scholars consider to be his masterpiece: M, a disturbing story of a child murderer (Peter Lorre in his first starring role) who is hunted down and brought to trial by Berlin's criminal underworld. M remains a powerful work; it was remade in 1951 by Joseph Losey, but this version had little impact on audiences, and has become harder to see than the original film. Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Metropolis is a very early science fiction film that was produced in Germany during the brief years of the Weimar Republic. ... The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse) is a 1933 movie by director Fritz Lang, his second sound film, and the second to feature the villain Dr. Mabuse (if the first, , is counted as one movie in two parts rather than as two films). ... M (original German title: M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder, M - a city in search of a murderer) is a 1931 German film noir directed by Fritz Lang and written by Thea von Harbou. ... Peter Lorre (June 26, 1904 – March 23, 1964), born László Löwenstein, was an Hungarian[1] - Austrian - American actor frequently typecast as a sinister foreigner. ... M is a 1951 a remake of Fritz Langs M (1931), shifting the action from Berlin to Los Angeles. ... See also: 1950 in film 1951 1952 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film Events Sweden - May Britt is scouted by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati Top grossing films North America David and Bathsheba Show Boat tie The Great Caruso and An... Joseph Losey (January 14, 1909 - June 22, 1984) was an American theater and film director. ...


Upon his arrival in Hollywood, Lang joined the MGM studio and directed the impressive crime drama Fury. He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1939. Lang made twenty-one features in the next twenty-one years, working in a variety of genres at every major studio in Hollywood, occasionally producing his films as an independent. These films, often compared unfavourably by contemporary critics to Lang's earlier works, have since been reevaluated as being integral to the emergence and evolution of American genre cinema, film noir in particular. During this period, his visual style simplified (owing in part to the constraints of the Hollywood studio system) and his worldview became increasingly pessimistic, culminating in the cold, geometric style of his last American films, While the City Sleeps (1956) and Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1957). ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... 2005 DVD cover Fury is a 1936 film noir film which tells the story of a decent man who descends into ruthlessness when the woman he loves moves to the other side of the country to make enough money for them to be married. ... Naturalization is the process whereby a person becomes a national of a nation, or a citizen of a country, other than the one of his birth. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ...


One of his most famous film noirs is the police drama The Big Heat, starring Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame and Lee Marvin. Noted for its uncompromising brutality, it is famous for a scene in which Marvin throws scalding coffee on his mistress's (played by Grahame) face, after he becomes enraged at her sympathetic attentions to Glenn Ford. (Ford plays a cop out for revenge after a car bomb meant for him, and planted by the mob, kills his beloved wife instead.) The Big Heat is a 1953 Fritz Lang-directed motion film drama shot in black and white. ... Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Glenn Ford (May 1, 1916 – August 30, 2006) was an acclaimed Canadian-born actor from Hollywoods Golden Era with a career that spanned seven decades. ... Gloria Grahame (November 28, 1923 - October 5, 1981) was an Academy Award-winning American film actress. ... Lee Marvin (February 19, 1924 – August 29, 1987) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ...


Lang as a director

Lang epitomized the stereotype of the tyrannical German film director such as Erich von Stroheim and Otto Preminger; he was known for being hard to work with. During the climactic final scene in M, he allegedly threw Peter Lorre down a flight of stairs in order to give more authenticity to Lorre's battered look. He even wore a monocle that added to the stereotype. Erich von Stroheim (September 22, 1885 – May 12, 1957) was an Austrian - American star of the silent film age, lauded for his directional work in which he was a proto-auteur. ... Otto Ludwig Preminger (December 5, 1906 – April 23, 1986) was a film director. ... M (original German title: M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder, M - a city in search of a murderer) is a 1931 German film noir directed by Fritz Lang and written by Thea von Harbou. ...


Late work and death

During the 1950s, Lang found it harder to find congenial production conditions in Hollywood and his advancing age left him less inclined to grapple with American backers. The German producer, Artur Brauner, was expressing interest in remaking not only The Indian Tomb (a story that Lang had developed in the twenties that was ultimately taken from him by studio heads and directed instead by Joe May) but Lang's earlier Doctor Mabuse pictures. Fearing that Brauner would proceed with or without his assent, Lang abandoned his plans for retirement and returned to Germany in order to make his Indian Epic, which is regarded as a masterpiece by a number of film scholars today. Following the production, Brauner was ready to proceed with his remake of Das Testament des Doctor Mabuse when Lang approached him with the idea of adding another original film to the series. The result was Die Tausend Augen des Dr. Mabuse (The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse), made in a hurry and with a relatively small budget. It can be viewed as the marriage between the director's early experiences with expressionist techniques in Germany as well as the spartan style already visible in his late American work. Lang was approaching blindness during the production, making it his final project. the first thing that was invented was the automatic DILDO. Education grew explosively because of a very strong demand for high school and college education. ... The Indian Tomb (1921) was a two-part German silent film adaptation of a novel by Thea von Harbou. ... Joe May (born Joseph Mandel or Julius Otto Mandl November 7, 1880 in Vienna, died April 29, 1954, Hollywood, California) was an Austrian film director and film producer, one of the pioneers of German cinema. ... Doctor Mabuse is a fictional character created by Norbert Jacques, made famous by the three films Austrian director Fritz Lang made about him over a period of almost 40 years. ...


Returning to the United States in retirement, he continued collecting research material and drafting screenplays, though he never made another film. While his career had ended without fanfare, his American and later German works were championed by the critics of the Cahiers du Cinema (one of whom, Jean-Luc Godard, later cast Lang in Le Mépris), in addition to considerable critical adulation in the US from critics such as Peter Bogdanovich. Jean-Luc Godard (French IPA: ) (born 3 December 1930) is a French filmmaker and one of the most influential members of the Nouvelle Vague, or French New Wave. Born to Franco-Swiss parents in Paris, he was educated in Nyon, Switzerland, later studying at the Lycée Rohmer, and the... Contempt, also known as Le Mépris in its original French, is a film released in 1963, directed by Jean-Luc Godard. ... Peter Bogdanovich Serbian Cyrillic Петар Богдановић (born July 30, 1939) is a Serbian-American film director, writer and actor. ...


He died in 1976 and was interred in the Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles. Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery is located at 6300 Forest Lawn Drive in Los Angeles, California, on the south edge of the San Fernando Valley by Burbank (and on the north side of the Santa Monica Mountains from Hollywood). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Filmography

Der müde Tod is a 1921 silent film directed in Germany by Fritz Lang. ... Grim Reaper redirects here. ... Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler () is the first film in the Mabuse series by Fritz Lang from 1922. ... Die Nibelungen is a duology of fantasy films created by Austrian director Fritz Lang in 1924. ... Die Nibelungen is a duology of fantasy films created by Austrian director Fritz Lang in 1924. ... Metropolis is a very early science fiction film that was produced in Germany during the brief years of the Weimar Republic. ... Spione (English title: Spies) is a German silent espionage thriller written and directed by Fritz Lang in 1928. ... Woman in the Moon, or in original German, Frau im Mond is a science fiction silent film released in 1929, and is often considered to be one of the first serious science fiction films. ... M (original German title: M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder, M - a city in search of a murderer) is a 1931 German film noir directed by Fritz Lang and written by Thea von Harbou. ... The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse) is a 1933 movie by director Fritz Lang, his second sound film, and the second to feature the villain Dr. Mabuse (if the first, , is counted as one movie in two parts rather than as two films). ... The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse) is a 1933 movie by director Fritz Lang, his second sound film, and the second to feature the villain Dr. Mabuse (if the first, , is counted as one movie in two parts rather than as two films). ... Liliom is a 1909 play by Ferenc Molnár, famous as the basis for the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. ... 2005 DVD cover Fury is a 1936 film noir film which tells the story of a decent man who descends into ruthlessness when the woman he loves moves to the other side of the country to make enough money for them to be married. ... You Only Live Once is a 1937 crime drama film starring Sylvia Sidney and Henry Fonda. ... You and Me is an utterly unique 1938 film with bizarre musical interludes by Kurt Weill. ... The Return of Frank James is a 1940 western movie directed by Fritz Lang and starring Henry Fonda. ... Western Union is a 1941 western feature film directed by Fritz Lang. ... Man Hunt is a 1941 thriller film directed by Fritz Lang. ... Hangmen Also Die was a 1943 film directed by the legendary German director Fritz Lang with a script by Bertolt Brecht and John Wexley. ... VHS cover of Ministry of Fear Ministry of Fear is a Graham Greene 1943 novel and a black-and-white 1944 film directed by Fritz Lang. ... Directed by Fritz Lang, The Woman in the Window, a black-and-white film noir, is the story of psychology professor Wanley (Edward G. Robinson), who meets and falls in love with a young femme fatale. ... Scarlet Street is an American film noir from 1945. ... Cloak and Dagger is a 1946 film directed by Fritz Lang, starring Gary Cooper. ... DVD cover of French release Secret Beyond the Door. ... House by the River is a 1950 film directed by Fritz Lang. ... American Guerrilla in the Philippines (released as I Shall Return in the UK) is a 1950 war film starring Tyrone Power as a U.S. Navy ensign stranded by the Japanese capture and occupation of the Philippines in World War II. It was directed by Fritz Lang. ... Rancho Notorious is a 1952 Western film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Marlene Dietrich as the matron of a criminal hideout called Chuck-a-Luck. ... Clash by Night is a 1952 black-and-white film noir/drama starring Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas and Robert Ryan, with an effective appearance by Marilyn Monroe. ... Raymond Burr in The Blue Gardenia The Blue Gardenia is a 1953 black-and-white film noir directed Fritz Lang. ... The Big Heat is a 1953 Fritz Lang-directed motion film drama shot in black and white. ... Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame in Human Desire Human Desire is a black-and-white drama film, shot in film noir style, directed by Fritz Lang. ... Moonfleet is a 1955 film by Fritz Lang. ... While the City Sleeps is a 1956 film directed by Fritz Lang. ... Beyond a reasonable doubt is the highest level of burden of persuasion typically employed in the criminal procedure. ... The Tiger of Eschnapur, or in original German, Der Tiger von Eschnapur, is a 1959 German adventure drama film directed by Fritz Lang. ... The Indian Tomb aka. ... The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse () is a 1960 film made in West Germany. ...

See also

The following list is a selection of famous Austrians. ... This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Books

  • McGilligan, Patrick. Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast; New York: St. Martins Press, 1997; ISBN 0312132476
  • Friedrich, Otto. City of Nets: A Portrait of Hollywood in the 1940s; New York: Harper & Row, 1986; ISBN 0-06-015626-0 (See e.g. pp. 45-46 for anecdotes revealing Lang's arrogance.)
  • Youngkin, Stephen D. (2005). The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-813-12360-7.  -- Contains interviews with Fritz Lang and a discussion of the making of the film M.

In Fiction

  • Fritz Lang was a minor character in the Fullmetal Alchemist movie. The protagonist, Edward Elric, confused him with the homunculus Pride, who was one of the central villains of the series. When he was introduced, he said his name was Mabuse, but his true name was finally revealed near the end.

“Fullmetal” redirects here. ... Full Metal redirects here. ... The concept of a homunculus (Latin for little man, sometimes spelled homonculus, plural homunculi) is often used to illustrate the functioning of a system. ... The Ouroborous Ouroboros tattoo This page describes the Fullmetal Alchemist Homunculi as they appear in the anime; for information on their appearances in the manga, see Homunculi of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga. ... Doctor Mabuse is a fictional character created by Norbert Jacques, made famous by the three films Austrian director Fritz Lang made about him over a period of almost 40 years. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.adherents.com/people/pl/Fritz_Lang.html

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NAME Lang, Fritz
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Lang, Friedrich Anton Christian
SHORT DESCRIPTION Austrian-American Director, screenwriter, actor, and producer
DATE OF BIRTH December 5, 1890(1890-12-05)
PLACE OF BIRTH Vienna, Austria-Hungary
DATE OF DEATH August 2, 1976
PLACE OF DEATH Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Friedrich Lang was born in Vienna, in the former Austria-Hungary, to Anton Lang (August 1, 1860–1940), an architect and construction company manager, and Pauline "Paula" Schlesinger (July 26, 1864–1920) on December 5, 1890.
Lang had been, unbeknownst to Goebbels, already planning to leave Germany for Paris, but the meeting with Goebbels ran so long that the banks were closed by the time it finished, and Lang fled that night without his money, not to return until after the war.
Lang epitomized the stereotype of the tyrannical German film director such as Erich von Stroheim and Otto Preminger; he was known for being hard to work with.
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