The film that forged the dark, ominous cimenatic movement know as German Expressionism - and influenced vanguard filmakers for generations - at last regains its original, electrifying authority in this definitive presentation of Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Werner Krauss stars as a deranged hynotist who spreads through the contryside from a ramshackle traveling carnival. Before the naïve eyes of the townspeople, he unveils the contents of his coffin-like cabinet: Cesare, a spidery sleepwalker who obeys his every command. But at night, once the crowds have dispersed, Caligari lifts the lid on darker intentions, unleashing the dreadful Cesare to act upon his master's murderous whims and carnal desires.

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

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Horror/Mystery/Fantasy/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 16m · 3/19/1921

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The film that forged the dark, ominous cimenatic movement know as German Expressionism - and influenced vanguard filmakers for generations - at last regains its original, electrifying authority in this definitive presentation of Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Werner Krauss stars as a deranged hynotist who spreads through the contryside from a ramshackle traveling carnival. Before the naïve eyes of the townspeople, he unveils the contents of his coffin-like cabinet: Cesare, a spidery sleepwalker who obeys his every command. But at night, once the crowds have dispersed, Caligari lifts the lid on darker intentions, unleashing the dreadful Cesare to act upon his master's murderous whims and carnal desires.

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Status

Released

Language

German

Country

Germany

Production Company

Decla-Bioscop AG

Budget

$18,000

Revenue

$8,811
Part Of
Cast
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Werner Krauss

Dr. Caligari
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Conrad Veidt

Cesare
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Friedrich Feher

Francis (as Friedrich Fehér)
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Lil Dagover

Jane Olsen
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Hans Heinrich von Twardowski

Alan (as Hans Heinrich v. Twardowski)
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Rudolf Lettinger

Dr. Olsen
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Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Ein Verbrecher (uncredited)
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Hans Lanser-Rudolf

Ein alt Mann (uncredited)
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Henri Peters-Arnolds

Ein junger Arzt (uncredited)
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Ludwig Rex

Ein Mörder (uncredited)
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Elsa Wagner

Die Wirtin (uncredited)
Crew
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Hans Janowitz

Writer
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Carl Mayer

Writer
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Robert Wiene

Director
Disc Releases
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

(DVD)

2/24/2004

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

(DVD)

1/3/2006

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Classics of Early Cinema

(DVD)

1/29/2003

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The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

(DVD)

6/4/2002

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

(DVD)

9/24/2002

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

11/18/2014

Disc Title Front Cover

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

10/15/1997

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

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The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

(DVD)

9/24/2002

Disc Title Front Cover

The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari

(DVD)

2/19/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

11/18/2014

Disc Title Front Cover

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

(DVD)

3/4/2003

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