Fritz Lang

Fritz Lang

Highest Rated: 100% Liliom (1934)

Lowest Rated: 53% Human Desire (1954)

Birthday: Dec 05, 1890

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary

A dark visionary whose meditations on human loneliness were punctuated by a stark visual style and an obsessive work ethic, Austrian director Fritz Lang made a number of acclaimed silent and talkie films in Germany before fleeing the Nazis to become a noted practitioner of film noir in Hollywood. Lang's often fatalistic worldview was on full display early in his career with the silent epic "Metropolis" (1927), a stunning cinematic achievement that influenced countless science fiction films throughout the decades. With "M" (1931), his first movie with sound, he crafted a dark and disturbing tale that introduced the wider world to actor Peter Lorre. After fleeing the Nazis following "The Testament of Dr. Mabuse" (1933), Lang found his way to Hollywood, where he began a long tenure directing a variety of genres, though ultimately specializing in film noir like "Fury" (1936). He tried his hand at the Western with "The Return of Frank James" (1940) and "Western Union" (1941), both of which proved exceedingly popular with audiences, before returning his focus almost exclusively on noirs like "The Woman in the Window" (1944) and "Scarlet Street" (1945). Following another popular Western, "Rancho Notorious" (1952), starring Marlene Dietrich, Lang directed "The Big Heat" (1953), a classic film noir long considered on of the best ever made in the genre. He made only a few more films for Hollywood before returning to Germany, where he ended his career on a soft note with "The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse" (1960). Despite living out the remainder of his life in relative quiet, Lang was later championed by a wide swath of filmmakers like Jean-Luc Goddard, Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese for his pioneering vision and profound impact on the art of filmmaking.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 95% The Complete Metropolis Director - 2010
No Score Yet 75% Giorgio Moroder's Metropolis Director - 2002
93% 85% Contempt Fritz Lang (Character) $40.6K 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey to the Lost City Director - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1960
88% 59% The Indian Tomb Director - 1959
88% 62% The Tiger of Bengal Director,
Screenwriter
- 1959
89% 67% While the City Sleeps Director - 1956
72% 56% Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Director - 1956
69% 70% Moonfleet Director - 1955
53% 71% Human Desire Director - 1954
100% 90% The Big Heat Director - 1953
81% 61% The Blue Gardenia Director - 1953
100% 69% Rancho Notorious Director - 1952
73% 70% Clash by Night Director - 1952
62% 70% House by the River Director - 1950
67% 25% American Guerrilla in the Philippines Director - 1950
57% 56% Secret Beyond the Door Director - 1948
80% 42% Cloak and Dagger Director - 1946
100% 88% Scarlet Street Director,
Producer
- 1945
88% 75% Ministry of Fear Director - 1944
88% 85% The Woman in the Window Director - 1944
85% 68% Hangmen Also Die Director,
Producer
- 1943
80% 58% Western Union Director - 1941
92% 75% Man Hunt Director - 1941
83% 48% The Return of Frank James Director - 1940
86% 63% You and Me Director,
Producer
- 1938
100% 78% You Only Live Once Director - 1937
100% 88% Fury Director - 1936
100% 76% Liliom Director,
Writer
- 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Will of Dr. Mabuse Director - 1933
89% 90% The Testament of Dr. Mabuse Director,
Writer (Screenplay),
Producer
- 1933
100% 95% M Director,
Writer
$29.6K 1931
75% 72% Woman in the Moon Director,
Producer
- 1929
94% 83% Spies Director,
Writer
- 1928
97% 92% Metropolis Director,
Writer
$1.2M 1927
86% 85% Kriemhild's Revenge Director - 1924
100% 91% Siegfried Director - 1924
No Score Yet 79% Die Niebelungen Director - 1923
94% 87% Dr. Mabuse, King of Crime Director - 1922
88% 72% Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler Director,
Screenwriter
- 1922
No Score Yet 50% Four Around a Woman Director,
Writer
- 1921
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Indian Tomb Writer - 1921
90% 88% Destiny Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
$12.2K 1921
No Score Yet 35% Spiders, Part 2: The Diamond Ship (Spinnen, 2. Teil - Das Brillantenschiff, Die) Director - 1920
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wandering Image Director,
Screenwriter
- 1920
100% 54% The Spiders Director,
Writer
- 1919
No Score Yet 29% Madame Butterfly Director - 1919

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