~Pandora's Box~
~Plot Synopsis~
German filmmaker G.W. Pabst's late-silent classic Pandora's Box (Die Büchse der Pandora) stars the
hauntingly beautiful Louise Brooks as libertine dancer Lulu. Ever out for the "main chance," Lulu
persuades her wealthy lover Dr. Schön (Fritz Kortner) to marry her. But in a fit of jealous rage, he
pulls a gun, a scuffle ensues, and she shoots him. Eventually escaping to London with the doctor's
moonstruck son Alwa (Francis Lederer), Lulu takes up residence with her "adopted" father
Schigolch (Carl Götz), where she is reduced to walking the streets, with tragic consequences.
Pandora's Box (based on two works by the controversial German writer Franz Wedekind) exudes
smoky sensuality in every frame; regarded now as a masterpiece, the film received surprisingly
scathing reviews, with most of the critical broadsides aimed at Louise Brooks (this was long before
Brooks graduated from just another pretty Hollywood starlet to Cult Goddess).

Plot Synopsis from Hal Erickson on allmovie.com
Directed by: Georg Wilhelm Pabst

Writing credits:  
Ladislaus Vajda - scenario
Joseph Fleisler -  titles
Georg Wilhelm Pabst

Based on the plays "Erdgeist" and "Die Büchse der Pandora" by Frank

Louise Brooks ...Lulu
Fritz Kortner ...Dr. Ludwig Schön
Francis Lederer ...Alwa Schön (as Franz Lederer)
Carl Goetz ...Schigolch
Krafft-Raschig ...Rodrigo Quast
Alice Roberts ...Gräfin Geschwitz - Countess Anna Geschwitz
Daisy D'Ora ...Charlotte Marie Adelaide v. Zarnikow - braut Dr. Schöns - Dr. Schön's
Bride (as Daisy d'Ora)
Gustav Diessl ...Jack the Ripper (as Gustav Diesel)
Michael von Newlinsky  ...Marquis Casti-Piani (as Michael v. Newlinsky)
Sig Arno ...Der inspizient - the instructor (as Siegfried Arno)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Nero-Film AG

Distribution Companies:
Süd-Film (1929) (Germany) (theatrical)
Moviegraphs (1929) (USA) (theatrical)

Producer: Heinz Landsmann
Producer: Seymour Nebenzal
Original Music by: Stuart Oderman & William P. Perry
Cinematography by: Günther Krampf
Film Editing by: Joseph Fleisler
Art Direction by: Andrej Andrejew, Gottlieb Hesch & Ernö Metzner
Costume Design by: Gottlieb Hesch
Production Manager: Georg C. Horetsky
Assistant Director: Marc Sorkin
Assistant Director: Paul Falkenberg
Graphic Designer: Marcel Tuszkay

Runtime: 109 Minutes
Released: December 1, 1929 (USA)