Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00159431: WERNER KRAUSS

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Scarce vintage 3.5 x 5.5-inch black and white postcard portrait in the title role in Napoleon auf St. Helena (1929), boldly signed in the bottom border in blue fountain pen in the 1920s. In very fine condition. Veteran Austrian stage, and silent and early talkie screen star Werner Krauss specialized in playing complex, obsessive and tortured characters. The peerless villain actor of the German expressionist genre was unforgettable in the title role of the horror classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920); as Jack-the-Ripper and Spring-heeled Jack in Waxworks (1924); and as the mephistophelean Scapinelli in The Man Who Cheated Life (1926).