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The Last Laugh... F.W. Murnau's German silent classic The Last Laugh (Der Letze Mann) stars Emil... more info $29.95was $29.95 Buy Now

Faust DVD ... Fresh from the triumphant releases of Nosferatu and The Last Laugh, F.W. Murnau... more info $29.95was $29.95 Buy Now

The Blue Angel... The crowning achievement of Weimar cinema, The Blue Angel is an exquisite... more info $34.95was $34.95 Buy Now

Waxworks DVD ... German filmmaker Paul Leni functioned as both director and production designer... more info $19.95was $19.95 Buy Now

Tartuffe DVD ... The most gifted visual storyteller of the German silent era, F.W. Murnau crafted... more info $29.95was $29.95 Buy Now

Anna Boleyn... Anne Boleyn(Henny Porten) is coveted by King Henry VIII (Emil Jannings) when he... more info $29.95was $29.95 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: January 2, 1950
Born: July 23, 1884 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Switzerland Profession: Cast ...
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Lived briefly in New York as a child, later moving to Germany
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Joined a theater company in Gorlitz, Germany; became leading player in travelling company
1914:
Motion picture debut, "Im Shutzengraben"
1917:
First collaboration with director, screenwriter Ernst Lubitsch, "Wenn vier deasselbe tun"
1926:
Starred in the feature length silent, "Faust"
1927:
Signed contract with Paramount Pictures and moved to Hollywood CA
1927:
US feature debut, "The Way of All Flesh"
1928:
Final collaboration with Ernst Lubitsch, appeared in the silent version of "The Patriot"
1930:
Returned to Europe, and made sound debut in Josef Von Sternberg's "The Blue Angel"
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Formed the Deutsches-Theater in Berlin, Germany
1934:
Appointed head of State-Theater in Germany
1937:
Debut as production supervisor, also acted in, "The Ruler/Der Herrscher"
1938:
Appointed by Dr. Goebbels to chair Germany's Tobis Film Company
1941:
Named "Artist of the State"
1942:
First and only feature as producer, also appeared in, "Die Entlassung"
1943:
Final feature appearance, "Altes Herz wird weider jung"
1946:
Forbidden to perform in Germany after WWII, but was officially "denazified"
1947:
Relocated to Austria and became naturalized citizen

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