Der Student von Prag (1913)

Director
Stellan Rye; Paul Wegener

Main cast
Paul Wegener; John Gottowt; Grete Berger; Lyda Salmonova; Lothar Körner

Genres
Drama, Horror

Description
A poor student rescues a beautiful countess and soon becomes obsessed with her. A sorcerer makes a deal with the young man to give him fabulous wealth and anything he wants, if he will sign his name to a contract. The student hurriedly signs the contract, but doesn't know what he's in for.


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