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Monsters and Matinees: 1924 in horror – ‘Hand’ it to Conrad Veidt

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Feb 10, 2024

As someone always looking to find new classic horror films to watch, I like to take time early in the year to look back at what our favorite genre was like in the early days of cinema. Going back 100 years is always a good place to look. Overall, the 1920s gave us timeless horror films from Germa read more

What a Character! The Everlasting Imprint of Conrad Veidt

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Dec 4, 2021

 Conrad Veidt packed nearly 120 film roles into his all too brief lifetime, but it was the last film released before his death that guaranteed him a special brand of eternal life, what could be called the “filmmortality” actors receive when they’ve had a key role in a timeless read more

5 Things You May Not Know about Conrad Veidt

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Jan 22, 2018

  5 Things You May Not Know about Conrad Veidt  Like today is his birthday. Happy 125th Birthday to the legend Conrad Veidt! ..… 1. Conscription: The Alt-Theater Camp And who says war is good for absolutely nothing Due to a little thing called World War I, simply know as The Great War back read more

“Let us begin,” said Conrad Veidt. Animated GIF

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Nov 2, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on November 2, 2014 in Blog, GIF, Humor People do not clap nearly enough today. Let me rephrase. They clap at concerts or at that stupid team-building retreat they have to go on or at a play but they do not clap to summon their minions or as a signal to begin a fiendish plan of mur read more

You too can perfect Conrad Veidt’s “Look of Doom” in three easy lessons! Animated GIF

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Aug 22, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on August 22, 2014 in Blog, GIF, Humor No one does the death stare better than Conrad Veidt. No one. I mean, behold it in all its glory! I certainly would not like to be on the receiving end, let me tell you. When Mr. Veidt looks like this, what follows usually involves stabbing, m read more

The Spy in Black (U-Boat 29) with Conrad Veidt (1939)

Classic Film Freak Posted by Orson De Welles on Jun 1, 2014

Share This! Women and children first…to die…in U-Boat attack! Suicide submarine crews ravage the high seas…in history’s most ruthless slaughter of innocents! – original release tagline Some films come around at just the right time.  Others not so much.  The premiere of The read more

Friends & Co-stars: Conrad Veidt

The Baz Posted by Neve on Nov 26, 2013

Conrad Veidt 1893-43 This is a re-style of an earlier post (hence the 45 already extant comments). It’s being re-issued and extended as the first of an occasional series I’ll be doing about the people in Basil’s life who weren’t family, lovers or wives. People he work read more

Conrad Veidt demonstrates the only proper way to walk down a dark alley in “Caligari” – Animated GIF

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Jul 26, 2013

This is just how it is done. No ifs, ands or buts about it. Caligari co-star Lil Dagover later said that Conrad Veidt did not break character during the shoot and lurked through the hallways of the studio startling people. He said he did it for a better performance. but you can’t tell me he read more

Silent Movie Star Mini Biography: Conrad Veidt

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Mar 20, 2013

Dubbed The King of the Gooseflesh in Germany… Conrad Veidt (1893-1943) Country of birth: Germany The basics: Conrad Veidt wanted to be a doctor but poor grades kept him from the profession and besides, he was bitten with the acting bug. He enlisted the German army during WWI but discharge due read more

Silent Movie Bookshelf: Conrad Veidt on Screen by John T. Soister

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Feb 26, 2013

My copy, excuse the glare, the cover is very shiny. There is only one thing I love more than a good silent movie: A good Conrad Veidt movie. And if it is a Conrad Veidt silent movie… This book was a gift from a friend who understood my unwavering fangirliness when it comes to all things Veidt read more

Conrad Veidt

The Baz Posted by Neve on Jan 14, 2013

I saw this quotation on tumblr and thought I had to reproduce it. Anyone heard it or the story that BR and Conrad Veidt were friends before? I wonder if Ouida approved of CV or if he was one of the “undesirable chums.”

“One of Conrad’s best friends in Hollywood in the early 1940s read more