Stars: Eugen Klöpfer, Vladimir Gajdarov, Werner Krauss, Lya De Putti Director: F. W. Murnau Runtime: 79 Minutes Language: English inter-titles - Orchestra Score Color: Multi Tinted Format: DVD-R Rating: NR
Der brennende Acker (1922) a.k.a. Burning Soil
Directed by F.W. Murnau
Cast: Eugen Klöpfer ... Peter Rog Vladimir Gajdarov ... Johannes Rog Werner Krauss ... Der alte Rog / Old Rog Eduard von Winterstein ... Graf Rudenburg / Count Rudenburg Stella Arbenina ... Helga, Rudenburgs zweite Frau / Helga, Rudenburg's 2nd wife Lya De Putti ... Gerda, Rudenburgs Tochter / Gerda, Rudenburg's daughter Alfred Abel ... Ludwig von Lellewel Grete Diercks ... Maria Elsa Wagner ... Magda Emilia Unda ... Alte Magd / Old maid Leonie Taliansky ... Gerdas Zofe / Gerda's maid
A story of greed and death. When their father dies Peter stays on the farm but Johannes can not be satisfied with such a life and finds a job as Secretary to old Count Rudenberg, where his ambition leads him to charm Gerda, the Count's daughter. But when he discovers that Rudenberg's second wife Helga will soon inherit a field with a hidden treasure he changes his allegiance.