A Daughter Of Destiny (1928)

01/25/1928 (DE) DramaFantasyScience FictionHorror 1h 48m
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Hanns Heinz Ewers' grim science-fiction novel Alraune has already been filmed twice when this version was assembled in 1928. In another of his "mad doctor" roles, Paul Wegener plays Professor Brinken, sociopathic scientist who combines the genes of an executed murderer with those of a prostitute. The result is a beautiful young woman named Alraune (Brigitte Helm), who is incapable of feeling any real emotions -- least of all guilt or regret. Upon attaining adulthood, Alraune sets about to seduce and destroy every male who crosses her path. Ultimately, Professor Brinken is hoist on his own petard when he falls hopelessly in love with Alraune himself. Alraune was remade in 1930, with Brigitte Helm repeating her role, and again in 1951, with Hildegarde Knef as the "heroine" and Erich von Stroheim as her misguided mentor.

  1. Henrik Galeen

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Hanns Heinz Ewers


Top Billed Cast

  1. Brigitte Helm

    Brigitte Helm

    Alraune ten Brinken

  2. Paul Wegener

    Paul Wegener

    Professor ten Brinken

  3. Iván Petrovich

    Iván Petrovich

    Franz Braun

  4. Mia Pankau

    Mia Pankau


  5. Valeska Gert

    Valeska Gert

    Girl in Alley

  6. Wolfgang Zilzer

    Wolfgang Zilzer


  7. Louis Ralph

    Louis Ralph


  8. Hans Trautner


  9. John Loder

    John Loder


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A Daughter Of Destiny
A Daughter Of Destiny

Original Title Alraune

Status Released

Original Language German

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