Tag Archives: Francis Lederer

Georg Wilhelm Pabst – Die Büchse der Pandora AKA Pandora’s Box (1929)

Pandora’s Box (German: Die Büchse der Pandora) is a 1929 German silent film based on Frank Wedekind’s plays Erdgeist (Earth Spirit, 1895) and Die Büchse der Pandora (1904). Directed by Austrian filmmaker Georg Wilhelm Pabst, the film stars Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner and Francis Lederer. Brooks’ portrayal of a seductive, thoughtless young woman whose raw sexuality and uninhibited nature bring ruin to herself and those who love her, although initially unappreciated, eventually made the actress a star. Read More »

Gerardo de Leon & Eddie Romero – Terror Is a Man [Blood Island #1] (1959)

A mad scientist transforms a panther into a man-like creature that escapes and goes on a murderous rampage. Read More »

Wilhelm Thiele – The Madonna’s Secret (1946)

Directed by Wilhelm Thiele and written by Thiele and Bradbury Foote with black and white cinematography by film noir giant John Alton

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This drama is an updated version of Ulmer’s 1944 film Bluebeard. It is set in New York and follows the exploits of an eccentric Parisian painter who has come to New York to escape a controversy surrounding his work. The trouble stems when the model he has used in all his work is found floating dead in the Seine. Read More »