Video Review: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

One of the most popular, discussed and examined silent films of all time, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is quite a rarity. It is an art film that also manages to be a crowd-pleaser. I take a look at the film’s history, meaning and the key to its ongoing success. Enjoy the weird and wonderful ride!

Read my print review here.


A gorgeous new restoration is available on DVD and Bluray.


From Caligari to Hitler by Siegfried Kracauer

The Haunted Screen by Lotte Eisner

Conrad Veidt on Screen by John T. Soister

A Critical History of German Film by Stephen Brockmann

Masterpieces of Modernist Cinema Edited by Ted Perry

3 Replies to “Video Review: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)”

  1. Good work as always Fritzi! 🙂 One question – what was the font you used for the film’s title at the beginning? ta! 😉

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