Arthur Robison

  • Arthur Robison – Die Todesschleife AKA Looping the Loop (1928)

    1921-1930Arthur RobisonDramaGermanySilentWeimar Republic cinema

    Circus and variety films were a popular genre in the silent film era. This was Robert Reinert’s last film collaboration; he died before the production was finished. It tells the story of a clown who hides his identity while courting a young female artist. The atmospheric sets by Robert Herlth and Walter Röhrig, the masterful direction by Arthur Robison, and especially the dramatic performance by Werner Krauss raise the film considerably over other works in the genre. The elaborate digital restoration by the Munich Film Museum displays the film’s visual beauty.Read More »

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