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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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1946–1947

1946–1947

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(p.343) Chapter 16 1946–1947
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Fritz Lang
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Patrick McGilligan

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816676552.003.0017

This chapter details events in Fritz Lang’s life from 1946 to 1947. These include his move to a new hilltop residence in Beverly Hills; his worsening relationship with Walter Wanger; his search for story material that would equal the depth and quality of Scarlet Street; his romantic relationship with Silvia Richards; and the dissolution of Diana Productions. The chapter also describes the making of Secret Beyond the Door, which was an utter failure upon its release in January of 1948. The film would receive the worst reviews of Lang’s career. The New York Daily News called it “puerile”; PM remarked on its “stupefying silliness” while The New York Herald Tribune called it “warmed-over goulash”.

Keywords:   Fritz Lang, biography, directors, Diana Productions, Secret Beyond the Door, Walter Wanger

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