About

A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.

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Directed by

F.W. Murnau

Written by

Hermann Sudermann (Author)
Carl Mayer (Scenario Writer)

Runtime

94 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

An Artistic Masterpiece And Also A Joy To Watch

Cast

Keywords

silent film adultery love triangle planned murder city rural setting storm marriage crisis farmer lake pig country life indian summer

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Lists

#174 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#8 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#82 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#250 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Picture, Unique and Artistic Production

Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role Janet Gaynor

Oscar for Best Cinematography Karl Struss Charles Rosher

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction Rochus Gliese