• The Last Command

    1928. USA. Josef von Sternberg. 89 min.

With organ accompaniment by Ben Model

Friday, November 28, 2008, 8:30 p.m.

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

  • The Last Command

    1928. USA. Directed by Josef von Sternberg. With Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent. Jannings won the first-ever Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of a refugee Russian general reduced to working as a Hollywood extra and reenacting his own glory days for the camera. The German actor was the most critically acclaimed international male star of the period, able to play both proud and put-upon with equal aplomb. Madalena captured his typically stern and tragic demeanor in posters for a half-dozen of his most important roles. Silent. 89 min.

In the Film exhibition Batiste Madalena and the Cinema of the 1920s

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