The Way of All Flesh


1h 34m 1927

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 1, 1927
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 25 Jun 1927
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "The Way of All Flesh" by Perley P. Sheehan (publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
8,486ft (9 reels)

Synopsis

The world of bank cashier August Schiller centers chiefly on his patient wife and six children, and he prides himself on being an ideal father, a faithful worker, and a loyal husband. For the first time since his honeymoon, August leaves Milwaukee to deliver some bonds in Chicago, and on the train he innocently becomes involved with Mayme, an adventuress. She seduces him and during a drunken revel steals his bonds; her lover, The Tough, and his gang beat him and attempt to take his watch, but August in his fury grapples with The Tough, who is killed by a passing train. August changes clothing with The Tough and is reported as having died a hero's death defending his employer's trust. Years later, a broken derelict, he learns that his oldest son has become a famous violinist, and he hoards to buy a gallery seat at a concert. He follows the boy home on Christmas Day, catching furtive glimpses of his happy family, who fail to recognize him.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 1, 1927
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 25 Jun 1927
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "The Way of All Flesh" by Perley P. Sheehan (publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
8,486ft (9 reels)

Award Wins

Best Actor

1929

Quotes

Trivia

This film is presumed lost. Please check your attic

Emil Jannings won "Best Actor" Oscar for this film which is the only lost Academy Award-winning performance.

Notes

Emil Jannings received the first Best Actor Academy Award, in part for his work on this film and for his performance in The Last Command.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1927

No negative or print of this film is known to exist.

Released in United States 1927