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4.2
201 Ratings

The Last Command

Directed by Josef von Sternberg
United States, 1928
Drama

Synopsis

Emil Jannings won the first best actor Academy Award for his performance as a sympathetic tyrant: an exiled Russian general turned Hollywood extra who lands a role playing a version of his former czarist self, bringing about his emotional downfall.

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The Last Command Directed by Josef von Sternberg

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1929 | Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role

1929 | Nominee: Best Writing, Original Story

National Film Preservation Board

2006 | Winner: National Film Registry

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