Werner Krauss, who had played the deranged Dr. Caligari six years earlier, stars as a scientist who is tormented by an irrational fear of knives and the irresistible compulsion to murder his wife. Driven to the brink of madness by fantastic nightmares (designed by Ernö Metzner and photographed by Guido Seeber in a brilliant mix of expressionism and surrealism), he encounters a psychoanalyst who offers to treat the perplexing malady.

  1. G.W. Pabst


  2. Colin Ross


  3. Hanns Sachs


  4. Hans Neumann


  5. Karl Abraham


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  1. Werner Krauss

    Werner Krauss

    Martin Fellman

  2. Ruth Weyher

    Ruth Weyher

    Seine frau

  3. Ilka Grüning

    Ilka Grüning

    Die Mutter

  4. Jack Trevor

    Jack Trevor


  5. Lili Damita

    Lili Damita


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Secrets of a Soul
Secrets of a Soul


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Original Title Geheimnisse einer Seele

Status Released

Release Information

  • March 24, 1926


Original Language German

Runtime 1h 37m

Budget -

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