The Last Laugh
The Last Laugh ★★★½ Der Letzte Mann 1924
An elderly man, who as the doorman of a great hotel was looked upon as a symbol of “upper class,” is demoted to washroom attendant due to his age. Important due to camera technique and consuming performance by Jannings. Silent with music score. A 91-minute version is also available. 88m/B VHS, DVD . GE Emil Jannings, Maly Delshaft, Max Hiller; D: F.W. Murnau; W: Carl Mayer; C: Karl Freund; M: Giuseppe Becce.