Thea Von Harbou

Screenwriter, Novelist, Director
Novelist who became a pivotal contributor to the German Expressionist movement during the 1920s, collaborating with Murnau, May, Dreyer and, from 1920, Fritz Lang. Von Harbou married Lang in 1924 but the two were later ... Read more »
Born: 12/26/1888 in Germany

Filmography

Writer (11)

M 1997 (Movie)

(From Story)

M 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Angelika 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

M 1951 (Movie)

(From Story)

M 1951 (Movie)

(From Story)

Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse 1932 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Faust 1926 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

Metropolis 1925 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Metropolis 1925 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Die Nibelungen 1923 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler 1921 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Novelist who became a pivotal contributor to the German Expressionist movement during the 1920s, collaborating with Murnau, May, Dreyer and, from 1920, Fritz Lang. Von Harbou married Lang in 1924 but the two were later divorced, largely due to her joining the Nazi Party in the early 30s.

Relationships

Theodore Harbou

Father
was a former Prussian officer

Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Husband
starred in Fritz Lang's "Dr. Mabuse" met when he directed her in a production in Aachen before WWI married during the War divorced c. 1920

Fritz Lang Director

Husband
She co-wrote Lang's films

Fritz Lang

Husband
introduced in 1919 by producer Joe May married on August 22, 1922 divorced in 1934

Ari Tendulkar

Husband
Indian was von Harbou's lover before her marriage to Lang was terminated

EDUCATION

Luisen Convent

Milestones

1933

Directorial debut, "Elisabeth und der Narr"

1920

First screenplay, "Die heilige Simplizia"

1917

Moved to Berlin

1906

Professional acting debut with Dusseldorfer Playhouse

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