Diary of a Lost Woman

Diary of a Lost Woman (German: Das Tagebuch einer Verlorenen) is a 1918 German silent drama film directed by Richard Oswald and starring Erna Morena, Reinhold Schünzel, and Werner Krauss. The rising star Conrad Veidt also appeared. It is now considered a lost film.[1] It was remade at the end of the silent era as Diary of a Lost Girl by Georg Wilhelm Pabst.

Diary of a Lost Woman
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Conrad Veidt and Erna Morena
Directed byRichard Oswald
Written byRichard Oswald
Based onTagebuch einer Verlorenen {novel)
by Margarete Böhme
Produced byRichard Oswald
CinematographyMax Fassbender
Release date
  • 29 October 1918 (1918-10-29)
Running time
94 minutes
German intertitles

Due to the film's over theme of prostitution it had major censorship issues which delayed its release for several months and led to a number of cuts.[2]

The film's sets were designed by the art director August Rinaldi.



  1. ^ Soister p.38
  2. ^ Kreimeier p.44


  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.
  • Soister, John T. Conrad Veidt on Screen: A Comprehensive Illustrated Filmography. McFarland, 2002.

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