As a young couple stops and rests in a small village inn, the man is abducted by Death and is sequestered behind a huge doorless, windowless wall. The woman finds a mystic entrance and is met by Death, who tells her three separate stories set in exotic locales, all involving circumstances similar to hers. In each story, a woman, trying to save her lover from his ultimate tragic fate, fails. The young lady realizes the meaning of the tales and takes the only step she can to reunite herself with her lover.

Movie Data


Original Title Der müde Tod

Status Released

Original Language German

Runtime 1h 45m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • July 6, 1924



Cast 25

  1. Lil Dagover

    Lil Dagover
    Young Woman / Das junge Mädchen / Zobeide / Monna Fiametta / Tiao Tsien

  2. Walter Janssen

    Walter Janssen
    Young Man / Der junge Mann / Franke / Giovan Francesco / Liang

  3. BG

    Bernhard Goetzke
    Death / Der Tod / El Mot / Bogner / Archer

  4. HS

    Hans Sternberg
    Mayor / Bürgermeister

  5. KR

    Karl Rückert

  6. Max Adalbert

    Max Adalbert
    Notary / Notar / Schatzmeister / Chancellor

  7. Wilhelm Diegelmann

    Wilhelm Diegelmann
    Doctor / Arzt

  8. EP

    Erich Pabst
    Teacher / Lehrer

  9. KP

    Karl Platen
    Pharmacist / Apotheker

  10. Hermann Picha

    Hermann Picha
    Taylor / Schneider

  11. PR

    Paul Rehkopf
    Grave-Digger / Küster

  12. MP
  13. GJ

    Georg John
    Beggar / Bettler

  14. LP

    Lydia Potechina
    Landlady / Wirtin

  15. Grete Berger

    Grete Berger
    Mother / Mutter

  16. Rudolf Klein-Rogge

    Rudolf Klein-Rogge
    Derwisch / Girolamo

  17. Eduard von Winterstein
  18. Lothar Müthel

    Lothar Müthel
    Messenger / Vertrauter

  19. EP

    Edgar Pauly
    Girolamo's Friend

  20. Louis Brody

    Louis Brody
    Moor / Mohr

  21. Charles Puffy

    Charles Puffy
    China's Emperor / Kaiser

  22. Paul Biensfeldt
  23. N
  24. ER
  25. Hermann Vallentin

    Hermann Vallentin

Crew 17


  1. RH

    Robert Herlth
    Art Direction

  2. WR

    Walter Röhrig
    Art Direction

  3. HW

    Hermann Warm
    Art Direction


  1. FA

    Fritz Arno Wagner
    Director of Photography

  2. EN

    Erich Nitzschmann
    Director of Photography

  3. HS

    Hermann Saalfrank
    Director of Photography

  4. EK

    Ernst Kunstmann
    Camera Operator

Costume & Make-Up

  1. HU

    Heinrich Umlauff
    Costume Design


  1. BM

    Bruno Mondi

  2. BT

    Bruno Timm


  1. Fritz Lang

    Fritz Lang


  1. Fritz Lang

    Fritz Lang


  1. Erich Pommer

    Erich Pommer


  1. Giuseppe Becce
  2. KS

    Karl-Ernst Sasse
    Original Music Composer


  1. Fritz Lang

    Fritz Lang

  2. Thea von Harbou

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