The Last Laugh


Dir. F.W. Murnau (1924).
UFA’s Berlin set was never more impressive than in this F.W. Murnau city drama—a movie of great visual panache that, starring Emil Jannings as a displaced hotel doorman, featured what may have been the first “fake” happy ending in movie history.

Thu., Dec. 16, 4 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., 2010