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The Last CommandThe film tells the story of a former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar who ends up being broke and working as a bit player in Hollywood in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.
Actors of "The Last Command"Nicholas SoussaninBirthdate: 16 January 1889, Yalta, Taurida Governorate, Russian Empire [now Crimea, Ukraine]
Characters of "The Last Command"
Directors of "The Last Command"Josef von SternbergBirthdate: 29 May 1894, Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
Creators of "The Last Command"Lajos BiróBirthdate: 22 August 1880, Nagyvarad, Austria-Hungary [now Oradea, Bihor, Romania]John F. GoodrichBirthdate: 18 February 1887, Delavan, Wisconsin, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Last Command"The New RepublicFebruary 27, 2013
Sternberg is a true master.VarietyMarch 26, 2009
Plenty of direction and as much photography. There doesn't appear to be a miss or skip either.Time OutJune 24, 2006
The sheer sophistication of Sternberg's visuals makes nearly all current releases look old-fashioned.New York TimesMarch 25, 2006
If there are moments when Mr. Jannings holds the same expression and pose too long, you are rewarded for the most part with a brilliant performance in which there is a wealth of imagination.Chicago ReaderJanuary 01, 2000
Sternberg's direction makes this second only to The Docks of New York as the most accomplished of his silent films.The SkinnyJune 01, 2016
Though the action moves in a predictable direction, Jannings' anguished breakdown makes for a compelling pay off.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsMay 08, 2013
Brilliant silent.TV GuideFebruary 27, 2013
One of acclaimed German actor Emil Jannings' first American pictures, directed by Austrian expatriate Josef von Sternberg and tailor-made to suit Jannings' skills and screen persona.CinePassionFebruary 27, 2013
The breadth of Josef von Sternberg's satire is laid out in the passage at William Powell's office, where the elegant axis is complemented by sang-froid gagwork.Parallax ViewSeptember 04, 2010
Sternberg uses the [acting] contrast to differentiate the sides of the battle, emphasize the class difference and create a dynamic of old Europe and new.Q Network Film DeskAugust 28, 2010
Jannings is a forceful screen presence and his characterization of the general is impressive in its oscillation between power and lossEmanuelLevy.ComJuly 31, 2006
German Emil Jannings became the first Oscar winner, when he won Best Actor for this as well as The Way of All Flesh; here he plays a former Russian General turned extra who goes mad when asked to recreate the Revolution in a movie
Gallery of "The Last Command"