• The Old Law

    1923. Germany. Ewald André Dupont. Approx. 128 min.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 7:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • The Old Law

    1923. Germany. Directed by Ewald André Dupont. Screenplay by Paul Reno, based on the novel Erinnerungen by Heinrich Laube. With Avrom Morewski, Ernst Deutsch, Grete Berger, Robert Garrison. Before Dupont stunned the U.S. with Variety (1925), he made about 20 films, including this tearjerker about a rabbi’s son who, despite his parents’ protests, leaves to become an actor. On the eve of what might be his greatest success, he is called home because his father is dying. Two years later Samson Raphaelson’s Broadway play, The Jazz Singer—the film version of which would make history in 1927—became a big success with a remarkably similar narrative. Silent. Approx. 128 min.

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