Biography

Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor. One of the best known émigrés from Germany's school of Expressionism, he was dubbed the "Master of Darkness" by the British Film Institute. His most famous films are the groundbreaking Metropolis (the world's most expensive silent film at the time of its release) and M, made before he moved to the United States, his iconic precursor to the film noir genre.

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Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor. One of the best known émigrés from Germany's school of Expressionism, he was dubbed the "Master of Darkness" by the British Film Institute. His most famous films are the groundbreaking Metropolis (the world's most expensive silent film at the time of its release) and M, made before he moved to the United States, his iconic precursor to the film noir genre.

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Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 66

Birthday 1890-12-05

Day of Death 1976-08-02

Place of Birth Vienna, Austria

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

1960 Journey to the Lost City Director
1960 The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse Director
1959 The Indian Tomb Director
1959 The Tiger of Eschnapur Director
1956 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Director
1956 While the City Sleeps Director
1955 Moonfleet Director
1954 Human Desire Director
1953 The Big Heat Director
1953 The Blue Gardenia Director
1952 Clash by Night Director
1952 Rancho Notorious Director
1950 American Guerrilla in the Philippines Director
1950 House by the River Director
1948 Secret Beyond the Door Director
1946 Cloak and Dagger Director
1945 Scarlet Street Director
1944 The Woman in the Window Director
1944 Ministry of Fear Director
1943 Hangmen Also Die! Director
1942 Moontide Director
1941 Man Hunt Director
1941 Western Union Director
1940 The Return of Frank James Director
1938 You and Me Director
1937 You Only Live Once Director
1937 You Only Live Once: Production Takes from a Film in the Making Director
1936 Fury Director
1934 Liliom Director
1933 The Testament of Dr. Mabuse Director
1933 Le Testament du Docteur Mabuse Director
1931 M Director
1929 Woman in the Moon Director
1928 Spies Director
1927 Metropolis Director
1924 Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge Director
1924 Die Nibelungen: Siegfried Director
1922 Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler Director
1921 Destiny Director
1921 Four Around a Woman Director
1920 The Wandering Image Director
1920 The Spiders - The Diamond Ship Director
1919 Harakiri Director
1919 The Spiders - The Golden Lake Director
1919 Master of Love Director
1919 Half-Blood Director

Writing

1960 Journey to the Lost City Screenplay
1960 The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse Screenplay
1959 The Tiger of Eschnapur Writer
1953 The Black Vampire Story
1951 M Writer
1943 Hangmen Also Die! Adaptation Original Story
1936 Fury Screenplay
1934 Liliom Writer
1933 The Testament of Dr. Mabuse Screenplay
1933 Le Testament du Docteur Mabuse Scenario Writer
1931 M Screenplay
1929 Woman in the Moon Screenplay
1928 Spies Writer
1927 Metropolis Screenplay
1924 Die Nibelungen: Siegfried Screenplay
1922 Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler Screenplay
1921 The Indian Tomb, Part II: The Tiger of Bengal Writer
1921 The Indian Tomb, Part I: The Mission of the Yogi Writer
1921 Destiny Writer
1921 Four Around a Woman Writer
1920 The Spiders - The Diamond Ship Writer
1920 Die Herrin der Welt 8. Teil - Die Rache der Maud Fergusson Writer
1919 The Plague in Florence Screenplay
1919 The Spiders - The Golden Lake Writer
1917 Hilde Warren and Death Writer

Acting

2009 Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood as Himself (archive footage)
2004 Fritz Lang, le cercle du destin - Les films allemands as Himself
1995 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies as Himself
1975 Conversation with Fritz Lang as Himself
1968 For Example Fritz Lang
1967 The Dinosaur and the Baby as Himself
1964 Paparazzi as Himself
1964 Le Parti des choses: Bardot et Godard as Himself
1964 Encounter with Fritz Lang as Interviewee
1963 Contempt as Himself
1951 Deutscher Filmpreis (Lola) (1 episode) as himself
1925 The Film in the Film as Himself

Production

1960 The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse Producer
1948 Secret Beyond the Door Producer
1945 Scarlet Street Producer
1943 Hangmen Also Die! Producer
1938 You and Me Producer
1933 The Testament of Dr. Mabuse Producer
1929 Woman in the Moon Producer

Editing

1927 Metropolis Editor
1921 Destiny Editor

Creator

2019 M - A City Hunts a Murderer Creator

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