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The Count of Cagliostro (German: Der Graf von Cagliostro) is a 1920 Austrian silent horror film directed and co-written by Reinhold Schünzel and starring Schünzel, Anita Berber and Conrad Veidt.[1] It depicts the life of the eighteenth century Italian mesmerist and occultist Alessandro Cagliostro. The film's art direction was by Oscar Werndorff and Carl Hoffmann handled the cinematography. Some sources list this film as a German production. It is today considered a lost film, and little is known about it.[2] It is listed simply as Cagliostro in some film references.

The Count of Cagliostro
The Count of Cagliostro.jpg
Directed byReinhold Schünzel
Produced byVictor Micheluzzi
Reinhold Schünzel
Written byRobert Liebmann
Reinhold Schünzel
StarringReinhold Schünzel
Anita Berber
Conrad Veidt
Carl Goetz
CinematographyCarl Hoffmann
Kurt Lande
Production
company
Lichtbild-Fabrikation Schünzel-Film (Berlin)
Vereinigte Filmindustrie Micheluzzi & Co (Micco-Film) (Vienna)
Release date
7 January 1920
CountryAustria
LanguageSilent
German intertitles

Director Schuenzel cast himself in the starring role, and hired Conrad Veidt to merely play a minister in the film, when Veidt was much better suited at the time for the lead. Schuenzel went on to become a noted actor in later years, even appearing in American-made films such as Dreagonwyck and Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious (both 1946).[3] Cameraman Carl Hoffmann went on to work for Fritz Lang and F.W. Murnau, before becoming a director himself in 1928.[4]

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  1. ^ Hutchings p.323
  2. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 213.ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  3. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 213.ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  4. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 213.ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.

BibliographyEdit

  • Hutchings, Peter. The A to Z of Horror Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.

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