The Last Laugh

  • 1924
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

THE LAST LAUGH, F.W. Murnau's classic study of a hotel employee's humiliation, is unusual on two counts: it is a silent movie without explanatory intertitles; and it's a tragedy that ends on a totally unexpected, outrageously upbeat note of vindication. When the demands of his job become too much for him, the aging doorman (Emil Jannings) of a large hotel...read more

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01:45 — THE LAST LAUGH is a feature documentary that proceeds from the premise that the Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy. (more…)
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02:05 — Excerpt from the 1924 silent film The Last Laugh. An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: THE LAST LAUGH, F.W. Murnau's classic study of a hotel employee's humiliation, is unusual on two counts: it is a silent movie without explanatory intertitles; and it's a tragedy that ends on a totally unexpected, outrageously upbeat note of vindication. W… (more)

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