The Cabinet of Caligari (1962)

104 mins | Melodrama | 1962

Director:

Roger Kay

Writer:

Robert Bloch

Producer:

Roger Kay

Cinematographer:

John L. Russell

Editor:

Archie Marshek

Production Designer:

Serge Krizman

Production Company:

Associated Producers, Inc.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Robert L. Lippert Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dir
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Prod des
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Men's ward
Women's ward
MUSIC
SOUND
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairdresser
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Scr supv
Prop master
Ch set elec
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Das Kabinett des Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene (a film
Decla, 1919).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 26 May 1962
Copyright Claimant:
Associated Producers, Inc.
Copyright Date:
23 May 1962
Copyright Number:
LP21993
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Black and White
Widescreen/ratio
CinemaScope
Duration(in mins):
104
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While driving along a lonely country road one evening, Jane Lindstrom has a flat tire and seeks help at a gloomy mansion. She is greeted by Caligari, a bearded stranger who suggests that she spend the night. After meeting the other guests in the bizarre house, she is drugged and then questioned by her host. Realizing that she is a prisoner and is being spied upon, Jane makes an unsuccessful attempt to escape. Her only visitor is a young man, Mark, who seems to love her but is unable to stay at the house and is apparently unwilling to help her leave. In seemingly rapid succession, the young woman is subjected to a series of violent shocks in which she and the other guests are tortured and then later consoled by Paul, a sympathetic doctor who bears a marked resemblance to the sadistic Caligari. Eventually, Jane is forced into a final nerve-shattering encounter with her captor. She awakens to the realization that she is a middle-aged woman undergoing treatment in a mental institution. Exhausted, but cured of her fantasies, she is taken home by her devoted and loving ... +


While driving along a lonely country road one evening, Jane Lindstrom has a flat tire and seeks help at a gloomy mansion. She is greeted by Caligari, a bearded stranger who suggests that she spend the night. After meeting the other guests in the bizarre house, she is drugged and then questioned by her host. Realizing that she is a prisoner and is being spied upon, Jane makes an unsuccessful attempt to escape. Her only visitor is a young man, Mark, who seems to love her but is unable to stay at the house and is apparently unwilling to help her leave. In seemingly rapid succession, the young woman is subjected to a series of violent shocks in which she and the other guests are tortured and then later consoled by Paul, a sympathetic doctor who bears a marked resemblance to the sadistic Caligari. Eventually, Jane is forced into a final nerve-shattering encounter with her captor. She awakens to the realization that she is a middle-aged woman undergoing treatment in a mental institution. Exhausted, but cured of her fantasies, she is taken home by her devoted and loving son--Mark. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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