Daughter of the Night (Der Fluch der Menschheit) (1920) Silent, Drama, Romance (DVD)
Directed by: Richard Eichberg.
Starring:Lee Parry, Violetta Napierska, Robert Scholz, Bela Lugosi.
This German melodrama starring blonde bombshell Lee Parry is notable only for containing an early appearance of future horror icon Bela Lugosi. Lugosi plays a French count who falls for a Russian cabaret singer turned spy for the revolutionary forces (Miss Parry). Happily, Bela's recently jilted girlfriend (Violette Napierska) just happens to be an undercover agent for the opposing forces. The film, whose German title, Der Tanz Auf Dem Vulkan, translates into something like "Dancing on a Vulcano ", was originally released in two episodes: "Sybil Young" and "Der Tod des Grossfursten" ("The Death of the Grand Duke").
Contained in: Standard DVD Case.
Format: Either PAL or NTSC (depending on world location), Region 0 (Multi-Region/Worldwide).