|Old Mamsell's Secret|
|Directed by||Paul Merzbach|
|Written by|| Fanny Carlsen |
E. Marlitt (novel)
|Starring|| Frida Richard |
|Music by||Gustav Gold|
|Distributed by||Deutsche Fox|
|27 October 1925|
Old Mamsell's Secret (German:Das Geheimnis der alten Mamsell) is a 1925 German silent film directed by Paul Merzbach and starring Frida Richard, Guido Parish and Marcella Albani.
A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound. In silent films for entertainment, the plot may be conveyed by the use of title cards, written indications of the plot and key dialogue lines. The idea of combining motion pictures with recorded sound is nearly as old as film itself, but because of the technical challenges involved, the introduction of synchronized dialogue became practical only in the late 1920s with the perfection of the Audion amplifier tube and the advent of the Vitaphone system. During the silent-film era that existed from the mid-1890s to the late 1920s, a pianist, theater organist—or even, in large cities, a small orchestra—would often play music to accompany the films. Pianists and organists would play either from sheet music, or improvisation.
Paul Merzbach (1888–1943) was an Austrian screenwriter and film director. Merzbach worked in the Ausrian and Germany film industries during the early stages of his career. He worked initially on scripts, but in 1924 he directed his first film. During the late 1920s, Merzbach worked in Sweden before returning to Germany.
Frida Richard was an Austrian actress.
The film's art direction was by Andrej Andrejew and Gustav A. Knauer. It was distributed by the German branch of Fox Film.
Gustav A. Knauer (1886–1950) was a German art director. He designed the sets of more than a hundred films during his career.
The Fox Film Corporation was an American company that produced motion pictures, formed by William Fox on February 1, 1915. It was the corporate successor to his earlier Greater New York Film Rental Company and Box Office Attractions Film Company.
Marcella Albani, born Ida Maranca, was an Italian actress. She appeared in 50 films between 1919 and 1936.
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