Francis, a young man, recalls in his memory the horrible experiences he and his fiancée Jane recently went through. It is the annual fair in Holstenwall. 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. When Alan asks Cesare about his future, Cesare answers that he will die before dawn. The next morning Alan is found dead. Francis suspects Cesare of being the murderer, and starts spying on him and Dr. Caligari.

  1. Hans Janowitz

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Carl Mayer

    Screenplay, Story

  3. Robert Wiene


Top Billed Cast

  1. Werner Krauss

    Werner Krauss

    Dr. Caligari

  2. Conrad Veidt

    Conrad Veidt


  3. Friedrich Fehér

    Friedrich Fehér


  4. Lil Dagover

    Lil Dagover

    Jane Olsen

  5. Hans Heinrich von Twardowski

    Hans Heinrich von Twardowski


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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari


Original Title Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

Status Released

Release Information

  • March 19, 1921


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language German

Runtime 1h 18m

Budget $18,000.00

Revenue -



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