Die Buchse der Pandora (1929)

 ●  German ● 1 hr 49 mins

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Pandora’s Box is a silent film based on Frank Wedekind’s two plays Earth Spirit and Pandora’s Box. It features Lulu (Louise Brooks), an amoral self-destructive temptress, not content with being the mistress of one man Dr. Ludwig Schon(Fritz Kortner).She is also involved with his son Alwa (Francis Lederer), while still cavorting with her former patron, Schigolch (Carl Goetz). The film is also known for a lesbian sub-plot wherein Countess Augusta Geschwitz (Alice Roberts) is smitten with Lulu. Brooks’ haunting performance in the film marked a turning point in her career.

Cast: Fritz Kortner, Louise Brooks

Crew: Georg Wilhelm Pabst (Director), Gunther Krampf (Director of Photography), Stuart Oderman (Music Director)

Genres: Crime, Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 30 Dec 1929 (Germany), 22 Feb 1930 (Japan), 01 Dec 1930 (United States)

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as Dr. Ludwig Schon
as Lulu
as Grafin Geschwitz - Countess Anna Geschwitz
as Schigolch
as Charlotte Marie Adelaide v. Zarnikow
as Alwa Schon
as Jack the Ripper
as Rodrigo Quast
as Marquis Casti-Piani
as the Stage Manager


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Filming Start Date:
17 Oct 1928
Filming End Date:
23 Nov 1928