Also known as Tartuffe and Tartuffe, the Hypocrite in the USA; Tartuffe in the United Kingdom : [Herr Tartüff]
B&W : 1939 metres
Directed by F.W. Murnau
Cast: Emil Jannings [Herr Tartüff], Werner Krauß (Werner Krauss) [Herr Orgon], Lil Dagover [Elmire, Orgons frau (Orgon’s wife)], Lucie Höflich [Dorine (Orgon’s housekeeper)], Hermann Picha [alter rat (the old councelor)], Rosa Valetti [haushälterin (his housekeeper)], André Mattoni [enkel (his grandson)]; Camilla Horn [Dagover’s double]
Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft [UFA] production; distributed by Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft [UFA]. / Produced by Erich Pommer. Scenario by Carl Mayer, from the play Tartuffe by Jean-Baptiste Molière. Production design by Walter Röhrig and Robert Herlth. Cinematography by Karl Freund. Original music score by Giuseppe Becce. / Premiered 25 January 1926 in the Gloria-Palast theatre in Berlin, Germany. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The Library of Congress film archive repatriated a 35mm nitrate positive to the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv; which was restored by them and the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau-Stiftung in 2002.
Survival status: Print exists in the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv film archive [35mm nitrate positive, 35mm restoration negative (USA export version)].
Current rights holder: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.
Keywords: Housekeepers - Hypocrites
Listing updated: 19 September 2008.
References: Bardèche-History p. 255; FilmYearBook-1926 front endpapers; Geduld-Birth pp. 39, 147; Limbacher-Feature p. 243; Lloyd-Seventy p. 34; Shipman-Cinema p. 89 : Cinemonkey-16 p. 15 : Website-IMDb.
Home video: DVD.