Fritz Lang Overview:

Director, Fritz Lang, was born Friedrich Christian Anton Lang on Dec 5, 1890 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]. Lang died at the age of 85 on Aug 2, 1976 in Beverly Hills, CA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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’s “The Woman in the Window” starring Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett

By Stephen Reginald on Jun 24, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

’s “The Woman in the Window” starring Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett The Woman in the Window (1944) is an American film noir directed by , produced by Nunnally Johnson, and starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey, and Dan Duryea. The... Read full article


Media People Solve Murders Again: ‘While the City Sleeps’ (, 1956)

By Virginie Pronovost on Apr 18, 2020 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

When Gill from Real Weegie Midget Reviews announced that she was co-hosting a blogathon with Cinematic Catharsis honouring the one and only Vincent Price, I first went through his filmography to see which film I could write about. My attention was dragged to before-last American film: Whi... Read full article


Human Desire (1954): vs. Jean Renoir

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 17, 2019 From 4 Star Films

Edgar Buchanan always annoyed me endlessly on Green Acres reruns, and it’s affected me for a long time. Because only recently have I begun to realize just how broad and robust his body of film work is. He can be categorized with a breed of movie actor that is generally lost in today’s in... Read full article


Moonfleet (1955, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 13, 2019 From The Stop Button

Moonfleet is a very strange film. The protagonist is ten year-old Jon Whiteley; the film starts with him arriving in the coastal village, Moonfleet. It?s the mid-eighteenth century. Moonfleet is a dangerous, scary place. Sort of. Whiteley is in town on his own because his mother has died (Dad is a m... Read full article


Moonfleet (1955, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 13, 2019 From The Stop Button

Moonfleet is a very strange film. The protagonist is ten year-old Jon Whiteley; the film starts with him arriving in the coastal village, Moonfleet. It?s the mid-eighteenth century. Moonfleet is a dangerous, scary place. Sort of. Whiteley is in town on his own because his mother has died (Dad is a m... Read full article


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Was nearly blind at the time of his death.

According to Lang himself, on 25 March 1933, two days after The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933) had been banned, he was summoned to the Nazi Ministry of Propaganda to meet with Josef Goebbels himself. Goebbels explained the reason for the ban (the Nazi party slogans are fed into the mouth of the villain at the film's conclusion) and apologized to Lang. He then shocked Lang by offering him the position of production supervisor at the UFA studios, where his first film would be a biography of Wilhelm Tell. Lang claims he suspected a trap and attempted to throw off Goebbels by telling him, "My mother had Jewish parents," to which Goebbels responded, "We'll decide who's Jewish!" Lang then expressed interest in the position and said he needed some time to think it over. He describes how he looked at a clock and how during the entire meeting all he could think about was leaving as soon as possible so he could get to the bank and flee with all of his money. Lang says he didn't get there in time so he sold his wife's jewelry, boarded a train to Paris that same evening, leaving most of his money and personal possessions behind, along with his wife, Thea von Harbou, who divorced

Both in Germany and the United States, he was one of the most personally disliked directors around, a fact that hurt him at times in Hollywood because some actresses and actors would refuse to work with him.

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