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Encyclopedia > Phantom (1922 film)
Phantom
Directed by F. W. Murnau
Produced by Erich Pommer
Written by Thea von Harbou
Starring Alfred Abel,
Grete Berger,
Lil Dagover,
Lya De Putti,
Anton Edthofer
Cinematography Axel Graatkjaer,
Theophan Ouchakoff
Distributed by Uco
Release date 1922
Running time 117-125 minutes
Country Germany
Language German
Preceded by Nosferatu
Followed by Der Brennende Acker
IMDb profile

Phantom is a silent film that was directed by F. W. Murnau in 1922, the same year he directed Nosferatu. It is an expressionist film with a surreal, dreamlike quality. F W Murnau Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau (December 28, 1888 – March 11, 1931) was one of the most influential directors of the silent film era. ... Thea von Harbou (December 27, 1888 â€“ July 1, 1954) was a German actress and author of some noble Prussian descent. ... Lya De Putti (Amalia Putty) (January 10, 1899 - November 27, 1931) was as international film actress of the silent era, noted for her portrayal of vamp characters. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (A Symphony of (the) Horror in German) is a German Expressionist film shot in 1922 by F.W. Murnau. ... A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ... F W Murnau Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau (December 28, 1888 – March 11, 1931) was one of the most influential directors of the silent film era. ... See also: 1921 in film 1922 1923 in film 1920s in film years in film film Events November 26 - Toll of the Sea debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor (The Gulf Between was the first film to do so but it was not widely... Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (A Symphony of (the) Horror in German) is a German Expressionist film shot in 1922 by F.W. Murnau. ...


Plot summary

Lorenz Lubota (Alfred Abel), is a clerk in a minor government office and an aspiring poet. While going to work one day, a woman (Lya De Putti) driving two white horses hits him in the road. Physically, he is unharmed, but from that point forward, the woman in the carriage consumes his every thought. Lya De Putti (Amalia Putty) (January 10, 1899 - November 27, 1931) was as international film actress of the silent era, noted for her portrayal of vamp characters. ...

His obsession with the woman costs him his job when he fails to show up for work and threatens his boss for accusing him of stalking the girl. Unable contact her, she being wealthy and engaged to someone of her own class, he instead begins courting a golddigger who looks like her (also played by Lya De Putti), lavishing her with expensive things, all the while reliving the day he was run over in his mind again and again. Age disparity in sexual relationships is a controversial topic although common among both heterosexual and homosexual couples in many cultures and societies. ...


He swindles money out of his aunt (Grete Berger), a cutthroat pawnbroker, pretending his poems are to be published and taking a loan against his future royalties. When she discovers it is all a lie and threatens to have him arrested, he and his accomplice (Anton Edthofer) break into her house after she has gone to sleep and attempt to steal enough money to pay back the loan. She wakes up and discovers them, running to the window to call for the police. A struggle ensues, and the accomplice kills her. Modern pawnbroker storefront. ...


Lubota is arrested and sent to prison. After his release, he writes his life story down, in an attempt to purge his mind from the phantom woman who continually hits him in her carriage.


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Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau

Der Knabe in Blau (1919) • Der Januskopf (1920) • Abend - Nacht - Morgen (1920) • Satanas (1920) • Sehnsucht (1920) • Der Gang in die Nacht (1920) • Der Bucklige und die Tänzerin (1920) • Schloß Vogelöd (1921) • Marizza (1922) • Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) • Phantom (1922) • Der Brennende Acker (1922) • Die Austreibung (1923) • Der Letzte Mann (1924) • Die Finanzen des Großherzogs (1924) • Herr Tartüff (1926) • Faust (1926) • Sunrise (1927) • Four Devils (1928) • City Girl (1930) • Tabu (1931) F W Murnau Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau (December 28, 1888 – March 11, 1931) was one of the most influential directors of the silent film era. ... Sehnsucht was a 1920 Silent film directed by F. W. Murnau and starring Conrad Veidt. ... Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (A Symphony of (the) Horror in German) is a German Expressionist film shot in 1922 by F.W. Murnau. ... The Last Laugh : A New Philosophy of Near-Death Experiences, Apparitions, and the Paranormal is a book by Dr. Raymond Moody presenting case histories of adults and children who have clinically reached the point of death and survived. ... Faust was a silent film produced in 1926 directed by F.W. Murnau with Gösta Ekman as Faust and Emil Jannings as Mephisto. ... Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (aka Sunrise) is a 1927 American silent film directed by F.W. Murnau. ... Tabu (also called Tabu, a Story of the South Seas) is a 1931 film which tells the story of two lovers in the South Seas, who must escape their village when the girl is chosen as the holy maid to the gods. ...


 
 

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