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F.W. Murnau's The last laugh

Author: F W MurnauCarl MayerKarl FreundEmil JanningsMaly DelschaftAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino International, 2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Restored deluxe ed
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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.
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Genre/Form: DVDs
Silent films
Feature films
Motion pictures
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: F W Murnau; Carl Mayer; Karl Freund; Emil Jannings; Maly Delschaft; Max Hiller; Emilie Kurz; Hans Unterkirchen; Georg John; Giuseppe Becce; Detlev Glanert; Frank Strobel; Timothy Brock; Kino International Corporation.; Saarländischer Rundfunk. Sinfonie-Orchester.; Olympia Chamber Orchestra.
OCLC Number: 262846081
Language Note: Silent with music soundtrack added.
Notes: Title from container.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1924.
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 Saarbrücken 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.
Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 180 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, full screen (1.33:1); 5.1 stereo. surround or 2.0 stereo.
Contents: [disc 1]. Restored German version (90 min.) --
[disc 2]. Unrestored export version (90 min.).
Other Titles: Letzte Mann (Motion picture)
Last laugh
Responsibility: directed by F.W. Murnau ; screenplay by Carl Mayer ; photographed by Karl Freund.

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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.

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