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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 .



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

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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

Advice to a Heroine, after Too Much Crime TV

By Judy on Apr 13, 2018 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

Oh honey. The reporters are telling you the police are closing in. Every black and white outfit has you jumping. You’re burning your dress in an incinerator in the backyard. Let’s refresh why. The date is 1953. You, our heroine of The Blue Gardenia, are played by Anne Baxter. The actress... Read full article

: The Silent Films Review and Giveaway (December)

By Annmarie Gatti on Dec 3, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

: The Silent Films 12-Blu-Ray Set Review and Giveaway (below) I first became ‘acquainted’ with the silent films of a few years back when I was lucky enough to see Metropolis on the Big Screen. I will never forget how intensely my heart was pounding throughout the fi... Read full article

and Joan Bennett

By Carol Martinheira on Apr 2, 2016 From The Old Hollywood Garden

and Joan Bennett On April 2, 2016 By Carol and Joan Bennett aren?t the first director/actor duo one thinks of when the subject comes up. In an era that gave us John Ford/John Wayne, George Cukor/Kate Hepburn and Alfred Hitchcock/Jimmy Stewart or C... Read full article

The Five Best Films

By Rick29 on May 14, 2015 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

In listing director 's best films, I struggled with whether to consider his entire career or differentiate between his work in German and American cinema. He was probably the most successful European (non-British) filmmaker to relocate to Hollywood during World War II. In the end, I opted ... Read full article

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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

Learned to speak French and English as an adult in addition to his native German.

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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