Die Büchse der Pandora

Die Büchse der Pandora

Deutschland 1928/1929, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Pandora′s Box

Dr. Schoen, owner of a large newspaper, has fallen under the spell of the beautiful florist Lulu. Not concerned with what others may think, he marries Lulu. Shortly thereafter, Lulu can no longer stand him, shoots him and is prosecuted. She then flees to Paris with Schoen′s son Alwa and another friend. But soon Lulu falls into the hands of a blackmailer and Alwa becomes a cardsharp. Once again, Lulu has to escape, this time her goal is London, where she finally meets her fate. She becomes a prostitute and, on Christmas Eve, Jack the Ripper′s next victim.

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Credits

Director:G. W. Pabst
Screenplay:Ladislaus Vajda
Director of photography:Günther Krampf
Editing:Joseph R. Fieseler
Music:Willy Schmidt-Gentner, Peer Raben (Rekonstruktion 1997)
  
Cast: 
Louise BrooksLulu
Fritz KortnerDr. Schön
Franz LedererAlva Schön
Carl GoetzSchigolch
Krafft-RaschigRodrigo Quast
Alice RobertsGräfin Geschwitz
Daisy d'OraDr. Schöns Braut
Gustav DiesslJack the Ripper
Michael von NewlinskiMarquis Casti-Piani
Siegfried ArnoInspizient
Hans G. Casparius
Paul Falkenberg
  
Production company:Nero-Film AG (Berlin)
Producer:Seymour Nebenzahl

All Credits

Director:G. W. Pabst
Assistant director:Mark Sorkin, Paul Falkenberg
Screenplay:Ladislaus Vajda
based on:Frank Wedekind (Bühnenstücke "Erdgeist" und "Die Büchse der Pandora")
Director of photography:Günther Krampf
Production design:Andrej Andrejew, Bohumil Heš
Title:Marcel Tuszkay
Costume design:Bohumil Heš
Editing:Joseph R. Fieseler
Music:Willy Schmidt-Gentner, Peer Raben (Rekonstruktion 1997)
Arrangement:Matthias Suschke (Rekonstruktion 1997)
Conductor:Frank Strobel (Rekonstruktion 1997)
  
Cast: 
Louise BrooksLulu
Fritz KortnerDr. Schön
Franz LedererAlva Schön
Carl GoetzSchigolch
Krafft-RaschigRodrigo Quast
Alice RobertsGräfin Geschwitz
Daisy d'OraDr. Schöns Braut
Gustav DiesslJack the Ripper
Michael von NewlinskiMarquis Casti-Piani
Siegfried ArnoInspizient
Hans G. Casparius
Paul Falkenberg
  
Production company:Nero-Film AG (Berlin)
Producer:Seymour Nebenzahl
Unit production manager:Georg C. Horsetzky
Location manager:Heinz Landsmann
Shoot:10.1928-11.1928: Filmwerke Staaken
Original distributor:Südfilm AG (Berlin)
Length:8 Akte, 4255 m
Format:35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:s/w, stumm
Rating:Zensur (DE): 30.01.1929, B.21540, Jugendverbot;
Zensur (DE): 09.04.1934, O.7290, Verbot
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 09.02.1929, Berlin, Gloria-Palast

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Die Büchse der Pandora
Untertitel Variationen auf das Thema Frank Wedekinds "Lulu"

Versions

Original

Length:8 Akte, 4255 m
Format:35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:s/w, stumm
Rating:Zensur (DE): 30.01.1929, B.21540, Jugendverbot;
Zensur (DE): 09.04.1934, O.7290, Verbot
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 09.02.1929, Berlin, Gloria-Palast
 

Prüffassung

Length:3020 m, 132 min (20 (b/s)
Format:35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:s/w, stumm
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 24.02.1997, Berlin, IFF, Zoo-Palast
 

TV-Fassung

Length:105 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:s/w, stumm
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): 04.10.1975, West 3