Last Laugh, The (Der Letzte Mann)

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Last Laugh, The (Der Letzte Mann)

  • 1924 ----- b & w ----- 88 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by F.W. Murnau, screenplay by Carl Meyer; with Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller and Hans Unterkirchen) Portrays an old man who has gained social status through his job as the doorman of an extremely plush hotel. Eloquent images and a concise visualization combine to show the man's fall to the position of handing out towels in the men's room. In an added epilogue, the old man becomes suddenly wealthy and returns to the hotel to befriend those who were kind to him. Filmed without the use of titles, the film remains a prime example of cinematic character study. (With musical soundtrack)
  • Topics: (Europe, Germanics, Gerontology, Motion Pictures: Features)