|6:00 p.m.||From Morning To Midnight (Von Morgen Bis Mittersnachts)|
Karlheinz Martin (Germany.1920)
This very important German silent depicts the uneventful life of a bank teller who suddenly gets fed up with the monotony of petty bourgeois life, and decides to break out of his routine and experience life. He begins by defrauding the bank, and eluding the police. One of four films based on plays by Georg Kaiser, From Morning To Midnight was directed by the stage director Karlheinz Martin, who achieved here a film that many consider the equal of Caligari as a pure expressionist work.
• Directed by Karlheinz Martin. Screenplay by Martin and Herbert Juttke, based on Georg Kaiser’s play. Photographed by Carl Hoffmann. With Ernst Deutsch, Roma Bahn. (1920, 54 mins, German intertitles with English synopsis provided, Print Courtesy of Goethe Institute)