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Stellan Rye in The Student of Prague

The Student of Prague

1913 NR

One of the classic horror films of the early silent era, this Faustian tale follows Balduin (Paul Wegener), a poor swordsman who makes a disastrous bargain with a sorcerer (John Gottowt) in order to satisfy his obsession with an unattainable countess (Grete Berger). The film, which features first-rate performances and high-caliber special effects for the day, holds an important place in the history of the acclaimed German horror genre.