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
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 8, 2010