Chronicles of the Gray House
Chronicles of the Gray House (German: Zur Chronik von Grieshuus) is a 1925 German silent historical drama film directed by Arthur von Gerlach and starring Paul Hartmann, Rudolf Forster and Lil Dagover.
|Chronicles of the Gray House|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Arthur von Gerlach|
|Produced by||Erich Pommer|
|Screenplay by||Thea von Harbou|
|Based on||A Chapter in the History of Grieshuus by Theodor Storm|
|Starring||Paul Hartmann |
|Music by||Gottfried Huppertz|
|Cinematography||Fritz Arno Wagner|
It is also known as At the Grey House. The narrative is set in the 17th century and follows the intrigues when the son of a feudal landowner falls in love with the daughter of one of the serfs, causing his younger brother to see an opportunity for himself. The screenplay by Thea von Harbou is based on Theodor Storm's novella A Chapter in the History of Grieshuus.
Erich Pommer produced the film for Universum Film AG. Principal photography took place from May 1923 to November 1924 around the Lüneburg Heath and Neubabelsberg. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Robert Herlth and Walter Röhrig. The premiere took place in Berlin on 11 February 1925.
- Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.