Though mostly forgotten today here in the United States – with the exception of his films The House of the Seven Gables (1940) and The Invisible Man Returns (also 1940) for Universal – Joe May was one of the pioneering figures of German cinema. Beginning his career as a stage director of operettas, he moved into the burgeoning film career in pre-WWI Berlin and eventually started his own film production company in 1915. Following the end of the war, he opened up a film studio in Woltersdorf and would begin work on a few epic length exotic adventures, of which The Indian Tomb was among one of three in a three-year period. Kino has licensed the film for its Blu-ray debut.
Mysteries of India, Part I: Truth (1921)
Runtime: 120 min
Director: Joe May