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Student of Prague (The)

Country: Germany, Language: German, 85 mins

Original Title

Der Student von Prag
  • Director: Hanns Heinz Ewers; Stellan Rye
  • Writer: Alfred de Musset; Hanns Heinz Ewers
  • Producer: Paul Wegener

CGiii Comment

A tale that could have been told in half the time.

As to homoeroticism...where?!?

A very unattractive leading actor with as much sex appeal as a battered frog...does not constitute homoeroticism!

For it's time...the photography is impressive...but, so long-winded.

A bit of a snore-fest.


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The(ir) Blurb...

A poor student rescues a beautiful countess and soon becomes obsessed with her. A sorcerer makes a deal with the young man to give him fabulous wealth and anything he wants, if he will sign his name to a contract. The student hurriedly signs the contract, but doesn't know what he's in for.

Cast & Characters

Paul Wegener as Balduin;
John Gottowt as Scapinelli;
Grete Berger as Komtesse Margit;
Lyda Salmonova as Lyduschka;
Lothar Korner as Graf von Schwarzenberg;
Fritz Weidemann as Baron Waldis-Schwarzenberg;
Hanns Heinz Ewers as Himself;
Alexander Moissi