1919. Germany. Ernst Lubitsch. Approx. 105 min.
Sunday, January 23, 2011, 2:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1919. Germany. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Screenplay by Fred Orbing (aka Norbert Falk), Hanns Kräly. With Pola Negri, Emil Jannings, Reinhold Schünzel, Elsa Berna. This spectacular historical epic, the first German film imported to the U.S. after World War I, was an enormous critical and popular hit. It not only established Lubitsch’s international reputation but drew immediate attention to Germany as a nation of tremendous filmmaking promise. Courtesy of Murnau Foundation. Silent. Approx. 105 min.
In the Film exhibition Weimar Cinema, 1919–1933: Daydreams and Nightmares
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