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Hotel Imperial (1927)

During World War I, a hotel maid and Austrian officer in hiding attempt to survive in a Russian-occupied town.

Director:

Mauritz Stiller

Writers:

Lajos Biró (story "Színmü négy felvonásban"), Jules Furthman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pola Negri ... Anna Sedlak
James Hall ... Lt. Paul Almasy
George Siegmann ... Gen. Juschkiewitsch
Max Davidson ... Elias Butterman
Michael Vavitch Michael Vavitch ... Tabakowitsch
Otto Fries Otto Fries ... Anton Klinak
Nicholas Soussanin ... Baron Fredrikson
Golden Wadhams Golden Wadhams ... Maj. Gen. Sultanov
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Berrell ... Old Man with White Hair
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Storyline

During World War I, an Austrian officer is trapped behind the Russian lines. He tries to sneak through to his own lines, but is forced to take refuge in a small hotel, where he is hidden by the establishment's chambermaid. The two fall in love, but a Russian general makes the hotel his headquarters and sets his sights on the maid. In addition, the Austrian must find out the identity of a spy who is feeding the Russians military information that could lead to the destruction of the Austrian army. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

Pola loving, hating, fighting, running the gamut of every conceivable human emotion. Never has she given such full play to her genius. (Print Ad-Evening News,((San Jose, Calif.)) 22 February 1927)

Genres:

Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

1 January 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aftokratorikon xenodoheion See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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One of the Best Paramount Silents
4 January 2001 | by c21jackgSee all my reviews

A great movie - very entertaining from start to finish - the video release available from Grapevine is lacking only in the fact that the musical accompaniment is below average. However, that does not diminish the fact that Pola truly was a star and her on screen magnetism shines in this World War I themed movie. A must for silent movie fans.


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