Patrick McGilligan

in Fritz Lang

Published by University of Minnesota Press

Published in print September 2013 | ISBN: 9780816676552
Published online August 2015 | e-ISBN: 9781452948942 | DOI:

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This chapter details events in Fritz Lang’s life from 1932 to 1933. These include the making of a sequel to Doktor Mabuse, der Spieler entitled Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (The Last Will of Dr. Mabuse); the rise of the Nazis and their hate-filled propaganda; the growing rumors that Lang was a Jew; German Board of Film Censors’s banning of Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse because it posed “a threat to law and order and public safety—in accordance with a regulation to be found in the Law of Censorship,”; and Lang’s departure of Berlin for Paris to escape the Nazis.

Keywords: Fritz Lang; biography; directors; Nazis; Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse

Chapter.  11132 words. 

Subjects: Film

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