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Fritz LangThe Nature of the Beast$
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Patrick McGilligan

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816676552

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816676552.001.0001

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1933–1934

1933–1934

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(p.189) Chapter 10 1933–1934
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Fritz Lang
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Patrick McGilligan

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816676552.003.0011

This chapter details events in Fritz Lang’s life in Paris from 1933 to 1934. These include the making of Liliom, which premiered in May 1934. The film was maligned from the start, with the Catholic clergy and militant Catholic youth of France raising a protest. The French Catholic Church decided that “the film was anti-Catholic and showed Fritz Lang’s conception of heaven as being too much against that of the Church.” The film quickly vanished from sight in France and elsewhere. In spring 1934, Lang signed a contract with MGM launching the second, American, half of his career. On June 6, 1934, Lang sailed from Le Havre, France, for New York aboard the Ile de France.

Keywords:   Fritz Lang, biography, directors, Paris, Liliom, Catholic, MGM

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