Fritz Lang filmography

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Fritz Lang (1890–1976) was an Austrian film director, producer and screenwriter. In Lang's early career he worked primarily as a screenwriter, finishing film scripts in four to five days.[1] Lang directed major German films of the silent and early sound eras including Metropolis (1927) and M (1931) respectively.[2][3] After fleeing from the Nazi regime, Lang directed some of the most important American crime and film noir motion pictures of the studio era, such as The Big Heat (1953).[3] Lang appeared as himself in Jean-Luc Godard's Contempt (Le Mepris, 1963).[2]


Year Film Functioned as Notes
Director Producer Writer Actor Role
1916 Die Peitsche [de] Yes
1917 Wedding in the Eccentric Club Yes
Hilde Warren und der Tod Yes
1918 Lilith und Ly Yes
1919 Revenge Is Mine Yes
Halbblut Yes Yes Lost film
Bettler GmbH Yes
Master of Love Yes Yes Lost film
Wolkenbau und Flimmerstern Yes
The Woman with Orchids Yes
The Dance of Death Yes Lost film
The Plague of Florence Yes
The Spiders – Part 1: The Golden Sea Yes Yes
Harakiri Yes
1920 The Mistress of the World Yes
The Spiders – Part 2: The Diamond Ship Yes Yes
The Wandering Image Yes Yes
1921 The Indian Tomb Yes
Four Around a Woman Yes Yes
Destiny Yes Yes
1922 Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler – Part 1: The Great Gambler Yes Yes
Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler – Part 2: Inferno Yes Yes
1924 Die Nibelungen – Part 1: Siegfried Yes Yes
Die Nibelungen – Part 2: Kriemhild's Revenge Yes
1927 Metropolis Yes Yes
1928 Spies Yes Yes Yes
1929 Woman in the Moon Yes Yes
1931 M Yes
1933 The Testament of Dr. Mabuse Yes Yes
1934 Liliom Yes Yes
1936 Fury Yes Yes
1937 You Only Live Once Yes
1938 You and Me Yes Yes
1940 The Return of Frank James Yes
1941 Western Union Yes
Man Hunt Yes
1942 Moontide (Lang left early in shooting, film direction is credited to Archie Mayo) Yes
1943 Hangmen Also Die! Yes Yes Yes
1944 Ministry of Fear Yes
The Woman in the Window Yes
1945 Scarlet Street Yes Yes
1946 Cloak and Dagger Yes
1948 Secret Beyond the Door Yes Yes
1950 House by the River Yes
American Guerrilla in the Philippines Yes
1952 Rancho Notorious Yes
Clash by Night Yes
1953 The Blue Gardenia Yes
The Big Heat Yes
1954 Human Desire Yes
1955 Moonfleet Yes
1956 While the City Sleeps Yes
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Yes
1959 The Tiger of Eschnapur Yes Yes
The Indian Tomb Yes Yes
1960 The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse Yes Yes
1963 Contempt Yes Himself


  • "Fritz Lang > Filmography". Allmovie. Retrieved March 12, 2010.
  • McGilligan, Patrick (June 1997). Fritz Lang: the nature of the beast. St. Martin's Press. pp. 483–503. ISBN 0-312-19454-4.
  • Eisner, Lotte H (1986). Fritz Lang. Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-80271-6. Retrieved March 12, 2010.
  • Grant, Barry Keith (2007). Film genre: from iconography to ideology. Wallflower Press. ISBN 978-1-904764-79-3. Retrieved March 12, 2010.
  1. ^ Eisner, 1986. p. 407
  2. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. "Fritz Lang > Biography – Allmovie". Allmovie. Retrieved March 12, 2010.
  3. ^ a b Grant, 2007. p. 71

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