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In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language German

Runtime 2h 33m

Budget $92,620,000.00

Revenue $650,422.00

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Release Information

  • March 12, 1927
    NR, Theatrical



Cast 21

  1. Brigitte Helm
  2. Alfred Abel

    Alfred Abel
    Johann 'Joh' Fredersen

  3. Gustav Fröhlich

    Gustav Fröhlich
    Freder Fredersen

  4. Rudolf Klein-Rogge

    Rudolf Klein-Rogge
    C.A. Rotwang, the inventor

  5. Fritz Rasp

    Fritz Rasp
    Der Schmale

  6. Theodor Loos

    Theodor Loos
    Josaphat - Joseph

  7. Erwin Biswanger

    Erwin Biswanger
    No. 11811 - Georgy

  8. Heinrich George
  9. Olaf Storm
  10. HL
  11. Helene Weigel

    Helene Weigel

  12. FA

    Fritz Alberti
    Kreativer Mensch

  13. HG

    Heinrich Gotho

  14. Margarete Lanner

    Margarete Lanner
    Frau im Wagen

  15. Grete Berger

    Grete Berger
    Working Woman (uncredited)

  16. GJ

    Georg John
    Working Man Who Causes Explosion of M-Machine (uncredited)

  17. Curt Siodmak

    Curt Siodmak
    Working Man (uncredited)

  18. Rolf von Goth

    Rolf von Goth
    Son in Eternal Gardens (uncredited)

  19. Helen von Münchofen

    Helen von Münchofen
    Woman of Eternal Gardens (uncredited)

  20. AR

    Arthur Reinhardt
    Working Man (uncredited)

  21. HS

    Henrietta Siodmak
    Working Woman (uncredited)

Crew 21


  1. Edgar G. Ulmer

    Edgar G. Ulmer
    Set Designer

  2. KV

    Karl Vollbrecht
    Production Design

  3. EK

    Erich Kettelhut
    Production Design

  4. OH

    Otto Hunte
    Production Design

  5. WS


  1. KF

    Karl Freund
    Director of Photography

  2. GR

    Günther Rittau
    Director of Photography

  3. Walter Ruttmann

    Walter Ruttmann
    Director of Photography

  4. RB

    Robert Baberske
    First Assistant Camera

  5. Hv

    Horst von Harbou
    Still Photographer

Costume & Make-Up

  1. AW

    Aenne Willkomm
    Costume Design


  1. EK

    Ernst Kunstmann
    Special Effects

  2. KI

    Konstantin Irmen-Tschet
    Special Effects


  1. Fritz Lang

    Fritz Lang


  1. Fritz Lang

    Fritz Lang


  1. Erich Pommer

    Erich Pommer


  1. GH

    Gottfried Huppertz
    Original Music Composer

  2. FS

    Frank Strobel
    Music Editor

Visual Effects

  1. ES

    Eugen Schüfftan
    Visual Effects


  1. Fritz Lang

    Fritz Lang

  2. Thea von Harbou

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