1927. USA. Mauritz Stiller. 80 min.
With piano accompaniment by Stuart Oderman
Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1927. USA. Directed by Mauritz Stiller. With Pola Negri, James Hall. Swedish director Stiller brings a European sensibility and atmosphere to the setting of this Hollywood studio vehicle, written by Jules Furthman for Polish actress Negri, about a housemaid who hides a fugitive Hungarian officer from Russian soldiers during World War I. Although Negri gives one of her least glamorous performances in the film, Madalena's poster features a flamboyant caricature that he had originally created to promote her 1923 feature The Spanish Dancer. Silent. 80 min.