Series: Pipe Organ Pictures
A brilliantly realized silent melodrama and a witty send-up of the Hollywood machine.
Starring Emil Jannings, who won the first ever Academy Award for Best Actor for this performance.
A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar (Jannings) ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former adversary (William Powell).
Directed by the renowned Josef von Sternberg, the film is a masterpiece of cinematography, grandly designed sets, special effects, and rousing Russian Revolution sequences.
Jonas Nordwall will be performing his original score live on the mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ.
Saturday, February 29