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
Conrad Veidt and Erna Morena
Directed byRichard Oswald
Produced byRichard Oswald
Written byMargarete Böhme (novel Tagebuch einer Verlorenen)
Richard Oswald
StarringErna Morena
Reinhold Schünzel
Werner Krauss
CinematographyMax Fassbender
Release date
29 October 1918
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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