by John T. Soister (McFarland & Company, Inc.,
2002, 332 pages)
Best known by silent film buffs for his portrayal of
Cesare, the Sonmambulist in "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,"
Conrad Veidt is a veteran of over 60 silent films, most of them
produced in Germany, and a host of sound features, including several
in Britain and many he made in the United States such as "Escape,"
"A Woman's Face," Whistling in the Dark," "The
Men in Her Life," "Nazi Agent," "Above Suspicion"
and "Casablanca." Soister's book begins with a splendid
biography by a Pat Wilks Battle and then provides release dates,
cast, credits and commentary on every one of Veidt's features.
The book is complemented with a generous portion of high quality
photographs, too. Soister deserves great credit for the research
that went into this book and providing such a comprehensive record
of Veidt's film career. For anyone wanting to learn about Veidt's
life and career, this book would have to be the foundation on
which to start your education. McFarland has produced a high quality
hardback with illustrative cover.
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