Hotel Imperial. 1927. USA. Directed by Mauritz Stiller. Screenplay by Jules Furthman, based on the novel Színmy négy felvonásban, by Lajos Biró. With Max Davidson, Pola Negri, James Hall. 35mm. Silent, with musical accompaniment. Approx. 82 min.
“When Mauritz Stiller came to Hollywood in 1925 with Greta Garbo under his wing, the foreign invasion was at its height: European directors, cameramen and actors were being engaged by most of the major American companies. He did not succeed in directing any picture of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the company that brought him over, and made only the present film and Street of Sin (1928) before his death in 1928.”