Silent film classic "The Last Command"

Time: 7 p.m. 

Location: Hays Theatre, Wilbur Arts Building, Molloy College

Information: Michael S. Russo, Ph.D., 516.678.5000 ext. 6295 or mrusso@molloy.edu

The Last Command (1928), the picture that won Emil Jannings the "Best Actor" award at the first-ever Academy awards, will be screened together with live music. Director Josef von Sternberg, tells the story of a power general (Jannings) in Czarist Russia who is reduced to poverty in America following the 1917 revolution.  Working as an extra at a Hollywood studio, the former military commander is asked to play an officer in a war movie, causing flashbacks to his traumatic experiences and leading to a spectacular climax.

Screening is free and open to the public.

 

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