Written by Carl Mayer and Hans Janowitz
Starring Werner Krauss, Friedrich Feher, and Conrad Veidt
Set decoration by Hermann Warm
As for the purpose of the movie, it doesn't feel like it's just about vapid thrills. At its heart is a story of a young man, his friend, and the girl he loves. It's also about hearsay, perspective, and institutional corruption. Simply delicious no matter how you look at it. Historically, it sets the stage, literally, for the German Expressionist movement. Huge kudos to the masterful editing and the performances, especially by Werner Krauss.
Countless future movies owe much to this one. The title translates as "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari".
High and Dizzy