Der Bettler vom Kölner Dom

Der Bettler vom Kölner Dom

Edition Filmmuseum 52

The 1927 silent film Der Bettler vom Kölner Dom (The Beggar from Cologne Cathedral), shot on location by Rolf Randolf, is a typical example of popular German mainstream cinema in the 1920: a detective film shot on location with humor and suspense. It is presented in a digitally restored version with two alternative soundtracks: a new orchestral score by Pierre Oser, produced and performed by the WDR-Rundfunkorchester, and a live improvisation by Günter A. Buchwald (piano & violin) recorded at the International Bonn Silent Film Festival 2010. The 2-disc DVD set also offers shorts, commercials and newsreel reports about Cologne which were shot in the silent era.

The films

Der Bettler vom Kölner Dom - Germany 1927 - Directed by: Rolf Randolf - Written by: Emanuel Alfieri - Cinematography by: Willi Hameister - Cast: Henry Stuart, Elza Temáry, Carl de Vogt, Hanni Weisse, Robert Scholz, Fritz Kampers, Harry Lamberts-Paulsen, Karl Geppert, Hermann Blass - Produced by: Internationale Film A.G., Berlin

Sortie de la cathédrale & Arrivée de l'express - Germany 1896 - Photographed by: Charles Moisson - Produced by: Société Lumière, Lyon

Panorama pris d'un bateau & Pont de bateau - Germany 1896 - Photographed by: Constant Girel - Produced by: Société Lumière, Lyon

Der Rhein in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart (Excerpt) - Germany 1922 - Regie: Walther Zürn - Written by: Felix Lampe - Photographed by: Curt Helling, Svend Nolan - Produced by: Universum Film AG Kulturabteilung, Berlin

Beiträge aus Deulig-Wochenschauen 1923-1927 - Germany 1923-1927 - Produced by: Deulig-Film A.G., Berlin

Auf der Ski-Tour & Die Geschichte vom Schokoladenkaspar - Germany 1925 - Directed by: Hans Fischerkoesen - Producer: Julius Pinschewer - Produced by: Werbefilm G.m.b.H., Berlin

"Dort wo der Rhein..." - Germany 1927 - Directed, written and photographed by: Walther Ruttmann - Producer: Julius Pinschewer - Produced by: Werbefilm G.m.b.H., Berlin

"Kölle paß op!" - Germany 1928 - Directed and written by: Walter Schmidt - Cast: Peter Millowitsch, Lucie Millowitsch, Grete Baum, Grete Herold, Josef Leonie, Walter Schmidt - Produced by: Industrie-Film, Köln

Wohnkultur, wie sie war, wie sie ist, wie sie sein soll - Germany 1928 - Written by: Fritz Stübig - Producer: Arthur Böhm - Produced by: Böhm-Film, Köln

Der Zweigroschenzauber - Germany 1929 - Directed by: Hans Richter - Written by: Hans Richter, Friedrich Raff, Hans von Wolzogen - Produced by: Werbekunst "Epoche" Reklame, Berlin

DVD features (2-disc DVD)

DVD 1

  • Der Bettler vom Kölner Dom 1927, 102'
  • Score by Pierre Oser, produced and performed by WDR-Rundfunkorchester
  • Recording of a improvised performance for piano and violin by Günter A. Buchwald
  • Chapter selection
  • Lobby cards and program booklet

DVD 2

  • Sortie de la cathédrale 1896, 1'
  • Arrivée de l'express 1896, 1'
  • Panorama pris d'un bateau 1896, 1'
  • Pont de bateaux 1896, 1'
  • Der Rhein in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart 1922, 6' (Excerpt)
  • Score by Stephen Horne
  • Ereignisse der Jahre 1923-1927, 9'
  • Score by Stephen Horne
  • Auf der Ski-Tour (viragiert) 1926, 5'
  • Score by Stephen Horne
  • Die Geschichte vom Schokoladenkaspar (viragiert) 1926, 5'
  • Score by Stephen Horne
  • "Dort wo der Rhein..." (koloriert) 1927, 3'
  • Score by Joachim Bärenz
  • "Kölle Paß op!" 1928, 13'
  • Score by Stephen Horne
  • Wohnkultur, wie sie war, wie sie ist, wie sie sein soll! 1928, 15'
  • Der Zweigroschenzauber 1929, 4'
  • Score by Stephen Horne
  • 16 page bilingual booklet with essays by Hans Feld, Irene Schoor and Jens-Uwe Völmecke

Edited by: Deutsche Kinemathek, Bundesarchiv, FilmInitiativ Köln, WDR-Rundfunkorchester and ZDF in collaboration with ARTE
DVD authoring: Ralph Schermbach
DVD supervision: Irene Schoor, Martin Koerber, Stefan Drößler

First edition November 2010, Second edition August 2013

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TV Format Original format Audio format Language Subtitles Region code

4:3 (PAL)
1.33:1
Music score
Dolby Digital 2.0
(Stereo)
German intertitles
English
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