Orphan of Lowood

Orphan of Lowood (German: Die Waise von Lowood) is a 1926 German silent drama film directed by Curtis Bernhardt and starring Evelyn Holt, Olaf Fønss and Dina Diercks.[2] It is based on the 1847 British novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. It was shot at the Terra Studios in Marienfelde. Jane Eyre was remade as a sound film in 1934. Director Bernhardt, a Jew wanted by the Gestapo, escaped from Nazi Germany and immigrated to Hollywood (via England) where he directed films for MGM, RKO, Columbia Pictures and Warner Brothers. [3]

Orphan of Lowood
Directed byCurtis Bernhardt
Produced byJulius Sternheim
Written byCharlotte Brontë (novel)
Henry Koster
StarringEvelyn Holt
Olaf Fønss
Dina Diercks
Jenny Marba
Music byFelix Bartsch
CinematographyCharles Métain
Sophus Wangöe
Production
company
Sternheim Film
Distributed byFilmhaus Bruckmann
Release date
5 December 1926
Running time
length unknown[1]
CountryGermany
LanguageSilent
German intertitles

Plot

Jane Eyre falls in love with the eccentric Lord Edward Rochester, not realizing he has his mentally ill wife locked up in the attic.

Cast

References

  1. Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 302. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  2. Bock & Bergfelder p.41
  3. Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 302. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.

Bibliography

  • Bergfelder, Tim & Bock, Hans-Michael. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopedia of German. Berghahn Books, 2009.
  • Koepnick, Lutz. The Dark Mirror: German Cinema Between Hitler and Hollywood.University of California Press, 2002.
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