German intertitles WriterArthur Robison, Rudolf Schneider Release date1923 (1923) Initial releaseOctober 16, 1923 (Germany) ScreenplayArthur Robison, Rudolf Schneider CastAlexander Granach (Shadowplayer), Fritz Kortner (The Count), Ruth Weyher (His Wife), Gustav von Wangenheim (Her Lover), Eugen Rex (A Servant), Lilli Herder (The Maid) Similar moviesRudolf Klein-Rogge appears in Warning Shadows and Destiny
TaglineArthur Robison's Expressionist Thriller
Warning shadows 1923
An illusionist turns a shadowy puppet show into a violent premonition of what might occur if the wife of a jealous German baron continues to flirt with dinner guests.
Schatten – Eine nachtliche Halluzination ("Shadows - a Nocturnal Hallucination", also known in English as Warning Shadows) is a 1923 German silent film directed by Arthur Robison. It is considered part of German Expressionism.
During a dinner, given by a wealthy baron and his wive, attended by four of her suitors in a 19th century German manor, a shadow-player rescues the marriage by giving all the guests a vision what might happen tonight if the baron stays jealous and the suitors do not reduce their advances towards his beautiful wife. Or was it a vision?
During a dinner given by a wealthy baron and his wife, four of her suitors attend the 19th century German manor. A shadow-player rescues the marriage by giving all the guests a vision of what might happen if the baron stays jealous and the suitors do not reduce their advances towards his beautiful wife. Or was it a vision?
Alexander Granach as Shadowplayer
Fritz Kortner as The count
Ruth Weyher as His wife
Gustav von Wangenheim as Her lover
Eugen Rex as A servant
Lilli Herder as Dienstmaedchen
Fritz Rasp as Diener
Karl Platen as 2. Diener
Max Gulstorff as 2. Kavalier
Ferdinand von Alten as 3. Kavalier
Rudolf Klein-Rogge appears in Warning Shadows and Destiny. Fritz Rasp appears in Warning Shadows and Diary of a Lost Girl. Asphalt (1929). The Last Laugh (1924). Fritz Kortner appears in Warning Shadows and The Woman One Longs for.
Referred to in Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh. Anthony Blanches description of Sebastians companion Kurt: "He is like the footman in Warning Shadows - a great clod of a German..." This is presumably the character portrayed by Fritz Rasp.