L’Atlantide 1932 - Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Brigitte Helm, Pierre Blanchar, Jean Angelo, Tela Tchaï, Mathias Wieman
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Lieutenant Saint-Avit and Captain Morhange undertake an expedition to try to locate the lost city of Atlantis, which they believe to lie beneath the Sahara Desert.  They discover an entrance to the lost city and soon find themselves prisoners of the all powerful Queen Antinea.  Although Saint-Avit falls instantly in love with the queen, she instead chooses to marry the aloof Morhange.  When the latter resists her desires, Antinea takes her revenge, manipulating Saint-Avit into killing his friend…

L’Atlantide 1932 - Georg Wilhelm Pabst

Brigitte Helm, Pierre Blanchar, Jean Angelo, Tela Tchaï, Mathias Wieman

L’Atlantide 1932 […more Images]

Lieutenant Saint-Avit and Captain Morhange undertake an expedition to try to locate the lost city of Atlantis, which they believe to lie beneath the Sahara Desert.  They discover an entrance to the lost city and soon find themselves prisoners of the all powerful Queen Antinea.  Although Saint-Avit falls instantly in love with the queen, she instead chooses to marry the aloof Morhange.  When the latter resists her desires, Antinea takes her revenge, manipulating Saint-Avit into killing his friend…

L’Atlantide 1932 - Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst

Brigitte Helm, Pierre Blanchar

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L’Atlantide 1932 - Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Brigitte Helm, Pierre Blanchar
Lieutenant Saint-Avit and Captain Morhange undertake an expedition to try to locate the lost city of Atlantis, which they believe to lie beneath the Sahara Desert.  They discover an entrance to the lost city and soon find themselves prisoners of the all powerful Queen Antinea.  Although Saint-Avit falls instantly in love with the queen, she instead chooses to marry the aloof Morhange.  When the latter resists her desires, Antinea takes her revenge, manipulating Saint-Avit into killing his friend…

L’Atlantide 1932 - Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst

Brigitte Helm, Pierre Blanchar

Lieutenant Saint-Avit and Captain Morhange undertake an expedition to try to locate the lost city of Atlantis, which they believe to lie beneath the Sahara Desert.  They discover an entrance to the lost city and soon find themselves prisoners of the all powerful Queen Antinea.  Although Saint-Avit falls instantly in love with the queen, she instead chooses to marry the aloof Morhange.  When the latter resists her desires, Antinea takes her revenge, manipulating Saint-Avit into killing his friend…

Madeleine Ozeray and Pierre Blanchar - publicity portrait from the 1935 film “Crime and Punishment”This French filmization of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment stars Pierre Blanchar as sociopathic student Raskolnikov and Harry Baur as humanist detective Porfiry. Believing himself intellectually above the law, Raskolnikov kills a despicable old shopkeeper. He is certain that he has no conscience to bother him, but he is eventually forced to confront himself by the kindly but diligent Porfiry. The like-vintage Hollywood version of Crime and Punishment ended with Raskolnikov’s surrender. The French version (original title: Crime et Chatiment) adheres to the original novel, detailing the student’s lifelong search for forgiveness after he is released from prison.

Madeleine Ozeray and Pierre Blanchar - publicity portrait from the 1935 film “Crime and Punishment”
This French filmization of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment stars Pierre Blanchar as sociopathic student Raskolnikov and Harry Baur as humanist detective Porfiry. Believing himself intellectually above the law, Raskolnikov kills a despicable old shopkeeper. He is certain that he has no conscience to bother him, but he is eventually forced to confront himself by the kindly but diligent Porfiry. The like-vintage Hollywood version of Crime and Punishment ended with Raskolnikov’s surrender. The French version (original title: Crime et Chatiment) adheres to the original novel, detailing the student’s lifelong search for forgiveness after he is released from prison.