The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

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  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, Crime
  • Release Date: 1920-02-27
  • User Rating: 7.946/10 from 1254 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 18min
  • Language: No Language
  • Production Company: Decla Film Gesellschaft Holz & Co.
  • Production Country: Germany
  • Director: Robert Wiene
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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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  • Werner Krauß

    as Dr. Caligari
  • Conrad Veidt

    as Cesare
  • Friedrich Fehér

    as Francis
  • Lil Dagover

    as Jane Olsen
  • Hans Heinrich von Twardowski

    as Alan
  • Rudolf Lettinger

    as Dr. Olsen
  • Henri Peters-Arnolds

    as Young Doctor (uncredited)
  • Rudolf Klein-Rogge

    as Criminal (uncredited)
  • Hans Lanser-Rudolf

    as Old Man (uncredited)
  • Ludwig Rex

    as Murderer (uncredited)
  • Elsa Wagner

    as Landlady (uncredited)
Production Erich Pommer Producer
Writing Carl Mayer Screenplay
Writing Carl Mayer Story
Directing Robert Wiene Director
Writing Hans Janowitz Screenplay
Writing Hans Janowitz Story
Production Rudolf Meinert Producer
Sound Giuseppe Becce Original Music Composer
Camera Willy Hameister Director of Photography
Sound Alfredo Antonini Original Music Composer
Sound Timothy Brock Original Music Composer
Sound Timothy Brock Music Score Producer
Sound Richard Marriott Original Music Composer
Sound Peter Schirmann Original Music Composer
Directing Rochus Gliese Assistant Director
Art Hermann Warm Production Design
Art Hermann Warm Set Decoration
Art Walter Reimann Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Walter Reimann Costume Design
Art Walter Röhrig Production Design
Crew Harry Froboess Stunts