Production info

Germany, 1920

Fritz Kortner, Sadiah Gezza, Ernst Hoffmann
Directed by F.W. Murnau


Three episodes depicting Satan's intervention during different periods of history. The first episode "The Tirant" features Amenhotep, the Pharoh of Egypt who is in love with Nouri, a young slave who plays the harp. The hermit of Elu attempts to help Nouri by finding the woman who, as a child, Nouri had saved from being unjustl y stoned to death. Finally the hermit transforms into Lucifer, a vast angel of death who goes through the palace crushing beneath his scorn the mediocrity of mortals.

NOTICE - This website contains documentation and other information about motion pictures, television movies and episodes from television series related to ancient Egypt and Egyptology. It reports these materials to serve the study of ancient Egypt as a phenomenon in modern popular culture media. As such, the material on this site is provided solely for the purpose of non-commercial, non-profit educational use, comment, scholarship and research. Though the copyright to most photographic material presented here is owned by third parties, the editor wishes to express that in line with the aforementioned use no copyright infringement is intended. For this reason all images are limited to low resolution thumbnail size. In this respect the visitor should be aware that the use of image material from this site for purposes other than private viewing may infringe copyrights owned by others. The further copying, redistribution, or publication of any part of this site is therefore prohibited. Any concern about or objection to material placed on this site can at all times be made known to the editor and will be addressed. This website does not feature ads, does not generate money or profit in any way and does not use cookies.

Created and maintained by Hans van den Berg
This site is ©2000-2024 Hans van den Berg, The Netherlands. The editor claims no copyright to the images.