A seminal horror movie, THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI was hailed upon its initial release as the first film to elevate the cinema from the realm of popular entertainment to that of high art.
The story is introduced with a title: "A tale of the modern reappearance of an 11th century myth involving the strange and mysterious influence of a mountebank monk over a somnambulist." Two men are seated outdoors on a bench when Jane (Lil Dagover) passes by. Francis (Friedrich Feher), the
younger man, identifies the girl to his companion as his fiancee and begins to tell him a story:
One day a traveling fair comes to town and Francis and his friend, Alan (Hans Heinz von ...