DVD Edition Filmmuseum

The Beggar from Cologne Cathedral

CHF 36.00 / EUR 30.00

The 1927 silent film Der Bettler vom Kölner Dom (The Beggar from Cologne Cathedral), shot on location by Rolf Randolf, is a typical example of popular German mainstream cinema in the 1920: a detective film shot on location with humor and suspense. It is presented in a digitally restored version with two alternative soundtracks: a new orchestral score by Pierre Oser, produced and performed by the WDR-Rundfunkorchester, and a live improvisation by Günter A. Buchwald (piano & violin) recorded at the International Bonn Silent Film Festival 2010. The 2-disc DVD set also offers shorts, commercials and newsreel reports about Cologne which were shot in the silent era.

The Beggar from Cologne Cathedral, directed by Rolf Randolf, Germany 1927 (102 min.)
Program booklet and lobby cards
Scores by Pierre Oser and Günter A. Buchwald
Sortie de la cathédrale, 1896 (1 min.)
Arrivée de l'express, 1896 (1 min.)
Panorama pris d'un bateau, 1896 (1 min.)
Pont de bateaux, 1896 (1 min.)
Der Rhein in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, 1922 (6 min., Ausschnitt)
Beiträge aus Deulig-Wochenschauen 1923-1927 (9 min.)
Auf der Ski-Tour, 1926 (5 min.)
Die Geschichte vom Schokoladenkaspar, 1926 (5 min.)
«Dort wo der Rhein...», 1927 (6 min.)
«Kölle pass op!», 1928 (13 min.)
Wohnkultur, wie sie war, wie sie ist und wie sie sein soll!, 1928 (15 min.)
Der Zweigroschenzauber, 1929 (4 min.)
Scores by Stephen Horne and Joachim Bärenz
Bilingual 16 page booklet

Edition Filmmuseum 52 – Double DVD
Language Deutsche Zwischentitel Subtitles english, français
Screen 1:1.33 - 4/3 PAL, b&w Sound Scores DD 2.0 FSK 16+ Region code All regions