From Kinema to Caligari: Sources is a collection of primary source material on German expressionist cinema from circa 1916 to 1921.

I created this site to share my research with others working on early German cinema. Please visit the Help and About pages to learn more about the project and how to best use the site. I also warmly welcome you to contact me if you'd like to amend or correct any items or to contribute new content.

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  • Program for In Roes

    Dutch program notes for "In Roes" , original title, "Rausch" directed by Ernst Lubitsch after a novel by Strindberg. Starring Asta Nielsen and Alfred…

  • Censor card for Rausch

    Berlin censor card for "Rausch", directed by Ernst Lubitsch.

  • Munich intertitles for Nerven

    List of intertitles appearing in the Munich Filmmuseum (formerly held at Gosfilmofond) copy of Reinert's "Nerven" (1919).

  • Library of Congress intertitles for Nerves

    List of English intertitles from the fragment of the 1920 US release of "Nerves" (aka "Nerven") held at the US Library of Congress representing…