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Director  F. W. Murnau
Story by  Moliere
Duration  
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Music director  Giuseppe Becce
Country  Weimar Republic
Tartuffe (film) movie poster
Language  Silent film German intertitles
Release date  25 January 1926 (Germany) July 24, 1927 (U.S.)
Writer  Moliere (play), Carl Mayer (manuscript)
Cast  Emil Jannings (Tartüff), Hermann Picha (Der Greis), Rosa Valetti (Seine Haushälterin / Housekeeper), André Mattoni (Sein Enkel / Grandson), Werner Krauss (Herr Orgon), Lil Dagover (Frau Elmire / Elmire, Orgon's wife)
Similar movies  Related F W Murnau movies

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Tartuffe (Herr Tartüff) is a German silent film produced by Erich Pommer for UFA and released in 1926. It was directed by F. W. Murnau, photographed by Karl Freund and written by Carl Mayer from Molière's original play. Set design and costumes were by Robert Herlth and Walter Röhrig.

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The film starred Emil Jannings as Tartuffe, Lil Dagover as Elmire and Werner Krauss as Orgon.

Based on the play Tartuffe, the film retains the basic plot, but Murnau and Mayer pared down Molière's play, eliminating most of the secondary characters and concentrating on the triangle of Orgon, Elmire and Tartuffe. They also introduced a framing device, whereby the story of Tartuffe becomes a film-within-a-film, shown by a young actor as a device to warn his grandfather about his unctuous but evil housekeeper.

Cast

  • Emil Jannings – Tartüff
  • Werner Krauss – Herr Orgon
  • Lil Dagover – Elmire, Orgon's wife
  • Hermann Picha – Old councilor
  • Rosa Valetti – Housekeeper
  • André Mattoni – Grandson
  • Lucie Höflich – Dorine
  • Camilla Horn – Uncredited
  • References

    Tartuffe (film) Wikipedia
    Tartuffe (film) IMDb Tartuffe (film) themoviedb.org


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