Fritz Lang

Fritz Lang Director Page

Fritz Lang Filmography

*notes Pretty Clever Films review

1917 Die Peitsche
1917 Die Hochzeit im Excentricclub
1917 Hilde Warren und der Tod
1918 Lilith und Ly
1919 Die Rache ist mein
1919 Halbblut
1919 Bettler GmbH
1919 Der Herr der Liebe
1919 Wolkenblau und Flimmerstern
1919 Die Frau mit den Orchideen
1919 Totentanz
1919 Die Pest in Florenz
1919 Die Spinnen, 1. Teil – Der Goldene See
1919 Harakiri
1920 Die Herrin der Welt 8. Teil
1920 Die Spinnen, 2. Teil – Das Brillantenschiff
1920 Das wandernde Bild
1921 Das indische Grabmal
1921 Vier um die Frau
1921 Der müde Tod
*1922 Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler
1924 Die Nibelungen
*1927 Metropolis
*1928 Spione
1929 Frau im Mond
*1931 M
*1933 Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse
1934 Liliom
*1936 Fury
*1937 You Only Live Once
1938 You and Me
1940 The Return of Frank James
1941 Western Union
1941 Man Hunt
1942 Moontide
1943 Hangmen Also Die!
*1944 Ministry of Fear
*1944 The Woman in the Window
*1945 Scarlet Street
1946 Cloak and Dagger
1948 Secret Beyond the Door
1950 House by the River
1950 American Guerrilla in the Philippines
1952 Rancho Notorious
1952 Clash by Night
1953 The Blue Gardenia
*1953 The Big Heat
1954 Human Desire
1955 Moonfleet
1956 While the City Sleeps
1956 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
1959 Der Tiger von Eschnapur
1959 Das indische Grabmal
1960 Die tausend Augen des Dr. Mabuse
*1963 Le Mépris

Fritz Lang


b. December 5, 1890, Vienna, Austria-Hungary
d. August 2, 1976, Beverly Hills, California

“Lang’s vision of the world is profoundly expressed by his visual forms” – Andrew Sarris, The American Cinema (1968).

So You Want to Watch Metropolis?


So you want to watch Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, but you’re not sure… which one to watch? Here’s a field guide to the long strange life of Metropolis.

Fritz Lang’s Western Flirtation

Fritz Lang on the set of Western Union

Fritz Lang is most well known for his early German Expressionist work, his contribution to film noir, and his devotion to wearing a monocle. But he also loved westerns and he made three of ‘em.

Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast

nature of beast feature

Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast, from biographer Patrick McGilligan, is a weighty tome worthy of the weighty film career it chronicles.

The Mabuse Trilogy, Part I: Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler

mabuse essay page

He’s in gambling, blackmail, and murder. He’s in disguise and undetectable. He is crime and he is Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler




Each picture has some sort of rhythm which only the director can give it.
He has to be like the captain of a ship. ~ Fritz Lang


More Fritz Lang on Pretty Clever Films

The Robot gets some touchups on the set of Metropolis

Review: The Big Heat (1953)

Review: Fury (1936)

Watch Fritz Lang’s Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (1922)

Images from Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler (1922)

Watch Fritz Lang’s Die Nibelungen Saga

Images from Fritz Lang’s Die Nibelungen Saga

Watch Fritz Lang’s Der Mud Tod (1921)

A Gallery of Images from Der Mud Tod (1921)

A Gallery of Images from Fritz Lang’s Spione (1928)

Review: Spies (1928)

Review: You Only Live Once (1937)

Review: Ministry of Fear (1944)

Review: Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler (1922)

Review: Fritz Lang’s “M” (1931)

On the Set of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927)

Fritz Lang Telling the Goebbels Story

A Gallery of Images from The Big Heat

Review: Contempt (1963)

Review: The Woman in the Window (1944)

Review: Scarlet Street (1945)

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