Power

Power

Director: Lothar Mendes

Cast: Conrad Veidt, Benita Hume, Pamela Ostrer

     
 

Jew Suss was a well-worn stage drama based on an old novel by Lionel Feuchtwanger. The story involves an enterprising Jewish businessman (Conrad Veidt) who gains power and influence in the European community of Wurttemburg. He does this to help his people, who have suffered persecution under the Gentile burgomeisters. To his horror, Suss discovers that he isSee more details below

Overview

Jew Suss was a well-worn stage drama based on an old novel by Lionel Feuchtwanger. The story involves an enterprising Jewish businessman (Conrad Veidt) who gains power and influence in the European community of Wurttemburg. He does this to help his people, who have suffered persecution under the Gentile burgomeisters. To his horror, Suss discovers that he is actually not Jewish at all. The question: Was his own suffering on behalf of the community's genuine Jews worth it, and will he continue to act in their best interest? Filmed as a protest against the rising tide of Anti-Semitism in Germany, Jew Suss (released in the U.S. as Power) was far from subtle, but its heart was in the right place. There would be a reprehensible 1940 German remake of Jew Suss, this time filmed under the aegis of Nazi propaganda minister Josef Goebbels, wherein the story was perverted into an anti-Jewish tract and Suss was portrayed as a drooling rapist!

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2012
UPC:
0089859875021
Original Release:
1934
Source:
Vci Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:48:00
Sales rank:
45,739

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Conrad Veidt Joseph "Jew Suss" Oppenheimer
Benita Hume Marie Auguste
Pamela Ostrer Naomi Oppenheimer
Gerald du Maurier Wessensee
Frank Vosper Duke Karl Alexander
Cedric Hardwicke Rabbi Gabriel
Mary Clare Countess Wurben
Eva Moore Jantje
Paul Graetz Landauer
Haidee Wright Michele
Joan Maude Magdalen Sibylle
Percy Parsons Pflug
James Raglan Lord Suffolk
Francis L. Sullivan Remchingen
Dennis Hoey Dieterle
Randle Ayrton Actor
Michael Brantford Actor
Frank Cellier Actor
Jane Cornell Actor
Victor Fairley Actor
Helen Ferrers Actor
Campbell Gullan Thurne-Taxis
Henry Hallatt Actor
Henry Hewitt Actor
Sam Livesey Harprecht
Glennis Lorimer Actor
Gibb McLaughlin Pancorgo
George Merritt Bilfinger
Robert Nainby Actor
Hay Plumb Pfaeffle
Kynaston Reeves Actor
Robert Rietty Actor
Marcelle Rogez Actor
Selma Vaz Dias Actor
Percy Walsh Actor
Diana Cotton Actor
Grete Hansen Actor

Technical Credits
Lothar Mendes Director
Michael Balcon Producer
Dorothy Farnum Screenwriter
Alfred Junge Art Director
Bernard Knowles Cinematographer
Gunther Krampf Cinematographer
Louis Levy Musical Direction/Supervision
Otto Ludwig Editor
A.R. Rawlinson Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Rank Collection: Power
1. Chapter 1 [:58]
3. Chapter 2 [8:21]
4. Chapter 3 [10:33]
5. Chapter 4 [7:48]
6. Chapter 5 [11:56]
7. Chapter 6 [12:39]
8. Chapter 7 [9:14]
9. Chapter 8 [12:04]
10. Chapter 9 [11:52]
11. Chapter 10 [6:59]
12. Chapter 11 [3:11]
13. Chapter 12 [4:16]
1. Chapter 1 [:58]
2. Chapter 2 [3:10]
3. Chapter 3 [8:21]
4. Chapter 4 [10:33]
5. Chapter 5 [7:48]
6. Chapter 6 [11:56]
7. Chapter 7 [12:39]
8. Chapter 8 [9:14]
9. Chapter 9 [12:04]
10. Chapter 10 [11:52]
11. Chapter 11 [6:59]
12. Chapter 12 [3:11]
13. Chapter 13 [4:16]
14. Chapter 14 [:23]

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