Der Bucklige und die Tänzerin (1920)

Germany, 1920
50m, 1540 metres/5 reels
35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1

A German horror film directed by F.W. Murnau.

Plot Summary

The hunchbacked Wilton returns from Java enjoying the wealth he's found since discovering a diamond mine. He romantically pursues Gina, broken-hearted after her boyfriend has left her, but is driven to extreme measures when he learns that the couple have reconciled, developing a that he includes in a lipstick which will kill any man who kisses her.


Director: F.W. Murnau
Helios Film
Producer: Erwin Rosner
Scenario/Story: Carl Mayer
Director of Photography: Karl Freund
Set Designer: Robert Neppach

Sascha Gura (Gina)
John Gottowt (James Wilton)
Paul Biensfeldt (Smith)
Henri Peters-Arnolds (Percy)
Bella Polini (dancer)
Anna von Palen (Smith's mother)

Alternative Titles

Le Bossu et la danseuse – France
Il gobbo e la ballerina – Italy
El jorobado y la bailarina – Spain