New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

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DR. MABUSE: THE GAMBLER

March 31, 2000 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(German, 1922, 100 minutes, b&w, silent, 16mm)

With live piano accompaniment by Mike Schiffer

Directed by Fritz Lang
Starring Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Aud Egede Nissen, Gertrude Welcker

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Dr. Mabuse, a sinister mesmerist/psychiatrist, toys with the weaknesses of the rich and influential and devises a devilishly ingenious blackmail scheme. Called "the grand-daddy of all criminal mastermind films," DR. MABUSE provides a near-documentary peek at the sort of perverse delights available to the underworld of Germany in 1922.

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