Fritz Lang

Fritz Lang
Los Angeles Times


Fritz Lang
Film: East side of the 1600 block of Vine Street
Born Dec. 5, 1890 in Vienna, Austria
Died Aug. 2, 1976 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

A mercurial director, Fritz Lang's motion pictures set a world standard in suspense and visual composition for nearly four decades.

His dedicated perfectionism was responsible for such classics as "Metropolis," "M," "Liliom," "Fury," "Man Hunt," "Woman in the Window" and "Clash by Night."

An autocrat on the set, Lang's toughness drew frequent complaints from his actors. But he directed the top stars of the era, including Edward G. Robinson, Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan and Marilyn Monroe.

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