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The last laugh

Author: F W MurnauCarl MayerKarl FreundGiuseppe BecceEdgar G UlmerAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Kino International ; [Germany] : Distributed worldwide by Transit Film, 2009.
Series: Murnau (Kino International Corporation)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : Restored German edView all editions and formats
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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 he experiences a strange twist of fate. This silent film is told entirely by camera, without title cards.
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Genre/Form: Kammerspiel films
Fiction films
Silent films
Feature films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: F W Murnau; Carl Mayer; Karl Freund; Giuseppe Becce; Edgar G Ulmer; Robert Herlth; Walter Röhrig; Detlev Glanert; Frank Strobel; Emil Jannings; Maly Delschaft; Max Hiller; Emilie Kurz; Hans Unterkirchen; Olaf Storm; Hermann Vallentin; Georg John; Emmy Wyda; Saarländischer Rundfunk. Sinfonie-Orchester.; UFA (Firm); Transit Film.; Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.; Kino International Corporation.; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.; Saarländischer Rundfunk.; Deutsches Filminstitut, DIF.; Association relative à la télévision européenne.
OCLC Number: 317408723
Language Note: Opening credits and titles in English ; silent with music soundtrack added ; "Making of" documentary in German with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1924.
Some credits from Internet Movie Database.
Released in 2009 as part of a 6 DVD box set: Murnau.
Credits: Photography, Karl Freund ; music, Giuseppe Becce ; production design, Edgar G. Ulmer ; art direction, Robert Herlth, Walter Röhrig. Restored version: music arranged, edited and expanded by Detlev Glanert (2002) ; performed by the Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Frank Strobel ; sound, Eric Heigold ; producers, Sabine Tomek, Christian Schwalbe ; editing, Nina Golsar ; a production of ZDF ; coproduced by Saarländischer Rundfunk, Deutsches Filminstitut (DIF), in collaboration with ARTE. Restored through the cooperation of the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv, Berlin; the Swiss Cinémathèque, Lausanne; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Wiesbaden.
Cast: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller, Emilie Kurz, Hans Unterkircher, Olaf Storm, Hermann Vallentin, Georg John, Emmy Wyda.
Description: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; 2.0 stereo or 5.1 surround stereo.
Contents: Special features: "The making of the last laugh = Der Letzte Mann, das making of" featurette (41 min.); Original German title sequences; Image gallery.
Series Title: Murnau (Kino International Corporation)
Other Titles: Making of the last laugh.
Letzte Mann, das making of.
Letzte Mann (Motion picture : 1924)
F. W. Murnau's The last laugh
Responsibility: TF Transit Film ; Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung ; UFA ; direction, F.W. Murnau ; [written by Carl Mayer].

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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 he experiences a strange twist of fate. This silent film is told entirely by camera, without title cards.

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