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Anton Kaes

Anton Kaes is a professor of German and film studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of multiple books on German cinema, including M and Shell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of War.

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The Last Command: Illusions and Delusions
The Last Command: Illusions and Delusions

Josef von Sternberg’s The Last Command (1928) was first and foremost a star vehicle for Emil Jannings, the internationally known, Swiss-born actor, who had left Germany in October 1926 to work for Paramount Pictures. During his two and a half ye…

By Anton Kaes

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