Fritz Lang: The Early Works [3 Discs] [DVD]

Three early works from the influential director Fritz Lang are collected on this release. The triple feature includes 1919's Harakiri, 1920's The Wandering Shadow, and 1921's Four Around the Woman.
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Das Wandernde Bild
O-Take-San (Lil Dagover) is a beautiful young woman pursued by an evil Buddhist monk (Georg John) who wants to make her one of his many geishas. She has an affair with the Danish officer Niels Prien (Olaf J. Anderson) who leaves her alone and pregnant. O-Take-San considers ritualistic suicide when she is abandoned in this tragic melodrama directed by Fritz Lang. A nitrate print of the 1919 silent classic was found in the Dutch Film Museum and restored in 1988. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

Die Vier um die Frau
This early drama from director Fritz Lang depicts the stock speculator Yquem (Ludwig Hartau), who constantly suspects infidelity of his guiltless and virtuous wife (Carola Trolle). Seeking to purchase a gift for her, he goes to a sleazy criminal hangout and uses counterfeit money to buy jewelry from a dangerous Thief (Rudolph Klein-Rogge). There he spots Werner (Anton Edthofer) who resembles a portrait owned by his wife. Yquem follows Werner to his hotel and leaves a letter inviting him to the Yquems' home. Confronting Werner and his wife, he discovers that she has not seen her old suitor since marrying Yquem. The Thief and his henchman break into the house to burglarize it, and in the ensuing struggle with Werner the henchman's gun discharges, killing Mme. Yquem. 21/90 ~ Nicole Gagne, Rovi

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    Rudolf Klein-Rogge

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