GenreSci-Fi Story byHanns Heinz Ewers LanguageGerman
WriterHanns Heinz Ewers, Charlie Roellinghoff, Richard Weisbach Release date2 March 1930
4 May 1934 (US) CastBrigitte Helm (Alraune ten Brinken), Albert Bassermann (Professor ten Brinken), Harald Paulsen (Frank Braun), Adolf E. Licho (Attorney), Agnes Straub (Fürstin Wolkonski), Bernhard Goetzke (Dr. Petersen) Similar moviesAnacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, Paprika, The Golem: How He Came Into the World, Cloned, Prince of Darkness, Medicine Man
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Alraune (1930) is a German science fiction horror film directed by Richard Oswald. Like the 1928 version this movie again features Brigitte Helm in the role of Alraune. This version aimed for greater realism but is still based upon the original German myth.
The film was produced by Richard-Oswald-Produktion and distributed by Universum Film AG (UFA) in Germany and UFA Film Company in the United States with English subtitles. The art direction was by Otto Erdmann and Hans Sohnle.
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Brigitte Helm as Alraune ten Brinken/Alma, a bar girl
Albert Bassermann as Privy Councillor ten Brinken
Harald Paulsen as Frank Braun
Adolf E. Licho as Attorney-at-law Manasse
Agnes Straub as Fuerstin Wolkonski
Bernhard Goetzke as Dr. Petersen
Martin Kosleck as Wolfgang Petersen
Käthe Haack as Frau Raspe
Ivan Koval-Samborsky as Raspe
Liselotte Schaak as Olga Wolkonski
Paul Westermeier as Von Walter
Henry Bender as The innkeeper
Elsa Bassermann as A lady
The New York Times described the film in 1934 as a "highly interesting production...Brigitte Helm, the versatile German actress, is the centre of the story...Her work is up to the high standard she has established in several foreign language pictures that have reached New York. Albert Bassermann, one of Germany's best veteran actors, is excellent as the scientist whose efforts to emulate the wonder-workers of the ancient days bring so much trouble upon nearly all involved in the affair, regardless of their innocence or guilt. The support is first class...Although this picture was made almost four years ago, the sound reproduction and photography are clear. The direction is competent."