Laster der Menschheit

Human vice

Directed by: Rudolf Meinert, Germany, 1927

Germany, 1927


Cast and Credits

Production Internationale Film AG (IFA), Berlin
Director Rudolf Meinert
Scenario Leo Birinski
Director of Photography Ludwig Lippert
Composer Willy Schmidt-Gentner
Art Director Robert A. Dietrich
Cast Alfred Abel
Ekkehard Arendt
Maria Forescu [Li]
Trude Hesterberg
Charles Willy Kayser
Werner Krauss [Cook]
Elizza La Porta [Maleine - Das Experiment]
Eberhard Leithoff
Sibylle Lerchenfeld
Carla Meissner
Asta Nielsen [Tamara - Die Saengerin]

Technical specifications
Category: Feature Film
Technical Details: Format: 35 mm, 1:1,33 - Ratio: 1:1,33 - Black and White,, 2437 meters, 7 reels, 20 frames per second
Sound System: silent
First Screening: April 4, 1927 in Berlin, marmorhaus

Reviews in German: Ein Film à la Mode im Stil des Gesellschaftsdramas der Ende Zwanziger Jahre, vorwiegend in den Interieurs der Villen und Salons gedreht. Bemerkenswert ist eine Theaterinszenierung im Film, wo Asta Nielsen die Salom spielt. Es ist weitgehend ihr faszinierendes Gebärdenspiel, das den Film prägt. Alfred Abel als personifizierte Boosheit, erfrischen Elizza La Porta als Maleine und in der Rolle der Dienerin Li Maria Forescu. Als Ganzes aber von der Inszenierung ohne besondere Originalität. (lhg 2007)

General Information

Laster der Menschheit is a motion picture produced in the year 1927 as a Germany production. The Film was directed by Rudolf Meinert, with Asta Nielsen, Ekkehard Arendt, Maria Forescu, Trude Hesterberg, Charles Willy Kayser, in the leading parts. We have currently no synopsis of this picture on file;

Bibliography Katalog Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna 2007, pg 92

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