Die Flamme (Montmartre)

Ernst Lubitsch

Sog.: Da Una Pièce Di Hans Muller; Scen.: Hanns Krbly; F.: Theodor Sparkuhl, Alfred Hansen; Scgf.: Ernst Stern, Ali Hubert; Int.: Pola Negri, Alfred Abel, Hermann Thimig, Hilde Worner, Frida Richard (Madame Vasal), Jakob Tiedtke (Borell), Max Albert (Giornalista), Ferdinand Von Alten; Prod.: Ernst Lubitsch-Film Gmbh Per Europbische Film-Allianz Gmbh; Pri. Pro.: Fine Gennaio 1923; Digibeta. D.: 44′.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

Only one reel is known to survive of Lubitsch’s last German film. The reel shows a central scene which can hardly be appreciated without knowing the context and subtexts. For years Filmmuseum Munchen collected surviving documents, stills and drawings from the production design to reconstruct the story line so that one can get a real idea of Lubitsch’s film which was hardly shown in cinemas due to the financial collapse of Europaische Film-Allianz in autumn 1922. Joachim Barenz developed a piano sound track which leads through this reconstruction which currently consists of only about twenty minutes of moving pictures.

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