Siegfried, son of King Sigmund, hears of the beautiful sister of Gunter, King of Worms, Kriemhild. On his way to Worms, he kills a dragon and finds a treasure, the Hort. He helps Gunther to...
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After Siegfried's dead, Kriemhild marries Etzel, the King of the Huns. She gives birth to a child, and invites her brothers for a party. She tries to persuade Etzel and the other Huns, that... See full summary »
During the 1960s Germany, criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse is using hypnotized victims and the surveillance equipment of a Nazi-era bugged hotel to steal nuclear technology from a visiting American industrialist.
Siegfried, son of King Sigmund, hears of the beautiful sister of Gunter, King of Worms, Kriemhild. On his way to Worms, he kills a dragon and finds a treasure, the Hort. He helps Gunther to win Krimhild, a mask that makes him invisible proves to be very useful. But because Brunhild is cursing Kriemhild, she tells her what really happened. Now Brunhild wants Siegfried's head. Is Gunther going to do her that favor? Written by
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A music score was recorded using the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process. However, this soundtrack version was presented only at the Century Theater in New York City beginning on 30 August 1925. See more »
The leaf from the tree falls on a part of Siegfried's back already splashed with dragon blood. Therefore it should not leave a vulnerable spot. See more »
This film depicts the epic story of the rise and fall of the great German hero, Siegfried. It follows the classic pattern of the young hero who overcomes one challenge after another, only to be defeated in the end through his own weakness. Siegfried's early adventure, where he fights and slays the dragon, is masterfully filmed, with a special-effects monster that is amazingly sophisticated for its era. Further tests of his valour and cunning are required before he can marry the Burgundian princess, Kriemhilde; chief among these are assisting his future brother-in-law, Gunther, the King of Burgundy, to win the hand of the Amazon queen, Brunhild. Aided by a cloak of invisibility, Siegfried fixes the contests between Gunther and Brunhild to defeat the imperious queen and delivers her unwillingly to Gunther. This service ultimately leads to his downfall, however, as he eventually confides in Kriemhilde his duplicity and she betrays his secret to the outraged Brunhild, who then seeks his death. Despite being made in the midst of the Expressionist era of filmmaking in Germany, this movie is largely naturalistic in its sets and acting. The Burgundian court, as befits its artificial and ceremonious atmosphere, is depicted through angular and stiff sets and costumes, somewhat reminiscent of the expressionist style, but there are not the disturbing distortions seen in such classic films as "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari".
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