The Oyster Princess


Dir. Ernst Lubitsch (1919).
Lubitsch’s delightful crazy comedy—a satire of nouveau riche pretensions made as a vehicle for madcap Ossi Oswalda—has a formal elegance and precision startlingly suggestive of the slapstick Buster Keaton was then producing in the US.

Fri., May 20, 8 p.m., 2011

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