The man in the background

Directed by Ernst Winar
1922    88m
The guests at Count Otto von Trepow's East Prussian estate Gross-Ehrenfeld are Lord and Lady Ruthven, Mr Hendriks with his wife and foster-daughter Mariska, a gypsy they adopted years ago, Kundry, the fiancée of Otto's son Bernhard, and Count Stanislaus Larinski, who claims to be a Polish revolutionary wanted by the Russian government. A boating trip is organized but ends when the motor breaks down. While waiting for it to be repaired, the guests go to an inn run by Andreas and his daughter Käthe. Hendriks goes for a walk, sees the boat come back and that a man with a bent back leaves it. He notices that Kundry is afraid of Bernhard.
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Cast of The man in the background
  • Ernst A. BeckerLord Ruthven
  • Victor ColaniBernhard von Trepow
  • Paula de WaartHendriks' Frau Maud
  • Adolphe EngersWillem Hendriks
  • Fritz EpsteinPeter
  • Elvira ErdmannKundry von Ahrstein
  • Coen HissinkCount Stanislaus Larinski
  • Eduard IjdoGeoffrey Gill
  • Koba KinsbergenMariska
  • Hans LindeggWerner
  • Erika UnruhKäthe
  • Eduard van MeghenVon Harder
  • Erich WaltherCount Otto von Trepow

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