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Pandora's Box

Germany, German, 133 mins

Original Title

Die Büchse Der Pandora
  • Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst
  • Writer: Frank Wedekind; Ladislaus Vajda
  • Producer: Heinz Landsmann; Seymour Nebenzal

CGiii Comment

Be astonished at the imagery - it simply is timeless.

And, it is a pity that there are so few actresses that command the screen like Brooks.

As for Pabst - a cinematic pioneer and genius of his time.

Astounding work.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Lulu is a beautiful young Jewish woman who can seemingly work her charms on all of the men around her. She is currently being kept by the rich financier Dr. Ludwig Schon. She is just a plaything however and he is engaged to be married to Charlotte, a woman of his own class. He arranges for Lulu to appear in his son Alwa's musical revue and he too falls for all of her charms. When Dr. Schon and his fiancée go to the theater, Lulu ensures that he is put in a compromising situation and the elder Schon feels he now must marry her, knowing full well it will ruin his reputation. On his wedding day, Dr. Schon reaches his breaking. His actions cost him his life however and Lulu is convicted of manslaughter. She escapes with the help of her old cronies but together they begin a downward spiral.

Cast & Characters

Fritz Kortner as Dr. Ludwig Schon;
Francis Lederer as Alwa Schon;
Carl Goetz as Schigolch;
Krafft-Raschig as Rodrigo Quast;
Alice Roberts as Gräfin Geschwitz;
Daisy D'Ora as Charlotte Marie Adelaide v. Zarnikow;
Gustav Diessl as Jack the Ripper;
Michael von Newlinsky as Marquis Casti-Piani;
Sig Arno as Der inspizient

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