Thea von Harbou


Born
in Döhlau (then Tauperlitz), Hof, Bavaria, Germany
December 27, 1888

Died
July 01, 1954

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Thea Gabriele von Harbou was a prolific German author and screenwriter, best known today for writing the screenplay of the silent film epic Metropolis (1927). She published over forty books, including novels, children’s books, and collections of short stories, essays, poems, and novellas.

For the German film industry, she wrote or collaborated on more than seventy screenplays in the silent and sound era. At one time, she was the highest-paid screenwriter in Germany.

She married three times: first to actor Rudolph Klein-Rogge, who played leading roles in many of her films, second to film director Fritz Lang, and third to Indian journalist and patriot Ayi Tendulkar. She had no children of her own.

In spite of her extrao
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Metropolis

3.63 avg rating — 949 ratings — published 1925 — 221 editions
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Das indische Grabmal

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Das Nibelungenbuch

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The rocket to the moon

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M – A Film by Fritz Lang

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Metropolis: Scénario du film

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Spies

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“The mediator between head and hands must be the heart!”
Thea von Harbou, Metropolis

“This book is not of today or of the future.
It tells of no place.
It serves no cause, party or class.
It has a moral which grows on the pillar of understanding:
“The mediator between brain and muscle must be the Heart.”
—T. vH.”
Thea von Harbou, Metropolis

“Oh yes, Joh—oh yes! Your sin walks behind you like a good dog on the trail.  It does not lose your scent, Joh—it remains always and always at your back.  A friend is unarmed against his friend.  He has no shield before his breast, nor armor before his heart.  A friend who believes in his friend is a defenseless man.  A defenseless man was it whom you betrayed, Joh.”
Thea von Harbou, Metropolis

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