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Hilde Warren und der Tod

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Hilde Warren und der Tod
Directed byJoe May
Screenplay byFritz Lang[1]
Produced byJoe May[1]
CinematographyCurt Courant[1]
Release date
  • August 31, 1917 (1917-08-31) (Berlin)

Hilde Warren und der Tod (Hilde Warren and Death) is a German film from 1917 by Joe May (director, born Joseph Otto Mandel) and Fritz Lang (screenplay). The title role of Hilde was played by Joe May's wife Mia May.

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Hilde Warren and Death Joe May's German shepard reluctantly approved the script Hilde Warren, famous actress, is happy with life ... and Hans von Wengraf, a theatrical director, is her ardent admirer Hector Roger, a young aristocrat, is elegant and seductive. He hides carefully his association with the underworld A friend of Hector's, a bank employee Hans accompanies Hilde to the bank Hilde is rehearsing the play "The Master of Palmyra" Hilde finds unlikely that one of the characters would yearn for death Come with me and I will give you peace. Hans finally decides to declare his love for Hilde Trying not to hurt his feelings, Hilde rejects him A chance encounter between Hilde and Hector. Hector and his friend plan to rob the bank. Hector declares his love for Hilde. Hector and his friend rob the bank. Hector has managed to persuade Hilda to marry him. At the bank, Hector's accomplice raises suspicions about his role in the bank robbery. Hector reads that his accomplice has been arrested. In the name of the law ! No charges are held against you. You are free. Hans comes to visit Hilde in the country He asks again Hilde to marry him. She rejects his proposal again. Hilde discovers that she is pregnant with Hector's child. This drug is for your nerves. Don't take more than 10 drops. A child from this murderer! Your thoughts called me Hilde rejects death again, deciding to give birth to the child. Hilde moves to the countryside to raise her son. Hans meets Hilde's son, Egon, with his nurse. He witnesses Egon's aggressive tendencies. Hans suggests that Hilde be very strict with her son. Hans asks for Hilde's hand in marriage again. She accepts this time. Hans write a letter to Hilde asking her to give up her child. Hilde refuses Hans's request ... and asks God to make her a good mother. Without reply from Hilde, Hans does not return. Hilde reads in the paper that Hans has committed suicide. Hilde believes she is the cause of Egon's aggressive tendencies. Death appears again. Hilde again rejects its lures. Egon is now an adult. Like his father, he needs lots of money for his pleasures. Fernande Sarrat was a Lady of ill repute. Hilde is informed of the poor state of her bank account. Hilde tells Egon not to pay so much for his whims. Egon, like his father, is prey to bad company. The criminal proposes a shady deal to Egon. Running away from the police, Egon asks his mother for help. Hilde pretends to get money for him. I have killed my son ! Hilde goes to jail. In her cell, Death again offers Hilde consolation and comfort. This time, Hilde accepts his offer.


Hilde Warren, a famous actress, is courted by the manager of her theatre. However, she rejects his proposal of marriage, wishing to devote herself entirely to her art. Death tries to tempt her, but she rejects him.

Soon after, she falls in love with handsome Roger Hector who carefully hides his association with the underworld. When the police comes to arrest him, he shoots at them and is killed. Shortly afterwards, Hilde discovers she is expecting a child by him. She is desperate and again Death appears to her, again to no avail.

Years pass and the vices of the father appear in her son Egon. The theatre manager is still willing to marry Hilde, but only if she abandons her child, a condition she can not accept. Hilde thinks she may be the cause of Egon's bad tendencies and again Death tempts her but she rejects the temptation.

When Egon becomes an adult and Hilde, who is almost ruined by his expensive tastes, refuses to give him more money, he turns into a criminal. Hunted by the police, he comes back to his mother to ask for money to run away. When she orders him to leave, threatening him with a revolver, he throws her on the ground and tries to steal her money. She shoots him in the back. Condemned to jail, she is again confronted by Death and this time welcomes him as a liberator.



The film was Fritz Lang' first screenplay. It was shot in June 1917 and passed censorship the following month. The première was held in Berlin on 31 August 1917 and received very positive review in particular regarding the acting of Mia May and Georg John.[2][3]


Hilde Warren und der Tod premiered in Berlin on August 31, 1917.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Hilde Warren und der Tod" (in German). Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  2. ^ Lichtbild-Bühne, Nr. 35, vom 1. September 1917 (in German)
  3. ^ Der Kinematograph, Nr. 558, 5. September 1917 (in German)

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