Who played the title doctor in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)? August 22, 2012 by Pamela Landy · Filed Under: Movies Werner Krauss played the title doctor in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919). Conrad Veidt played Cesare, the somnambulist controlled by Dr. Caligari. Related PostsWho first played Doctor Faustus in Christopher Marlowe’s tragedy?Did Dr. Scholl really exist and was he really a doctor?How many stories comprise Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio (1919)?What artist’s life is the basis for W. Somerset Maugham’s novel The Moon and Sixpence (1919)?Who was the first female to hold a post in the U.S. Cabinet?