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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari


Werner Krauß, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Fehér, Lil Dagover View All


Carl Mayer (Screenplay), Carl Mayer (Story), Robert Wiene (Director), Hans Janowitz (Screenplay) View All

Release: Feb. 27th, 1920
Runtime: 1 hour, 17 minutes
Francis, a young man, recalls in his memory the horrible experiences he and his fiancée Jane recently went through. Francis and his friend Alan visit The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, an exhibit where the mysterious doctor shows the somnambulist Cesare, and awakens him for some moments from his death-like sleep.
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All of this does a tremendous job of accentuating the story, which moves at a clip and actually does make the apparent limitations of silent cinema into much-appreciated features - a simple murder mystery where you suspect Caligari and Cesare from the jump doesn't become less engrossing as a result,....