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Uniform Title Letzte Mann (Motion picture)
Title F.W. Murnau's The last laugh [videorecording] / directed by F.W. Murnau ; screenplay by Carl Mayer ; photographed by Karl Freund.

Imprint New York, NY : Kino International, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    G LET    Available
Edition Restored deluxe ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (ca. 180 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1924.
Title from container.
Special features (disc 1): documentary, "The making of The last laugh" (German with optional English subtitles; ca. 40 min.); original German title sequences; image gallery.
Credits Restored German version: music, Giuseppe Becce (1924) ; arranged, edited and expanded by Detlev Glanert (2002) ; performed by The SaarbrĂĽcken Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Frank Strobel ; editing, Nina Golsar.
Unrestored export version: music composed and conducted by Timothy Brock ; performed by The Olympia Chamber Orchestra.
Cast Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller, Emilie Kurz, Hans Unterkircher, Georg John.
Summary The story of a hotel doorman who is demoted to washroom attendant because of his age. Humiliated, he considers suicide. Then, by a strange twist of fate, he becomes a millionaire. This silent film is told entirely by camera, without title cards.
System Details DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; 5.1 stereo. surround.
Language Silent with music soundtrack added.
Subject Hotel doorkeepers -- Drama.
Older men -- Drama.
Genre/Form Silent films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Motion pictures, German.
Added Author Murnau, F. W. (Friedrich Wilhelm), 1888-1931.
Mayer, Carl, 1894-1944.
Freund, Karl, 1890-1969.
Jannings, Emil, 1884-1950.
Delschaft, Maly.
Hiller, Max.
Kurz, Emilie, -1934.
Unterkirchen, Hans, 1895-1971.
John, Georg, 1879-1934.
Becce, Giuseppe, 1877-1973.
Glanert, Detlev.
Strobel, Frank.
Brock, Timothy.
Kino International Corporation.
Saarländischer Rundfunk. Sinfonie-Orchester.
Olympia Chamber Orchestra.
Added Title Last laugh
Standard No. 738329063320
Music No. K633 Kino International Corporation

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