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The Way of All Flesh
| Emil Jannings.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
B&W : Nine reels / 8486 feet
Directed by Victor Fleming
Cast: Emil Jannings [?] [August Schilling or August Schiller]?, Belle Bennett [?] [Mrs. Schilling or Mrs. Schiller]?, Phyllis Haver [Mayme, the temptress], Donald Keith [?] [August Schilling Jr. or August Schiller Jr.]?, Fred Kohler [the tough guy], Philippe De Lacy [?] [August Schilling Jr. or August Schiller Jr., as a child]?, Mickey McBan [Evald], Betsy Ann Hisle [Charlotte], Carmencita Johnson [Elizabeth], Gordon Thorpe [Karl], Jackie Coombs [Heinrich], Dean Harrell, Anne Sheridan, Dorothy Kitchen, Nancy Drexel
Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Scenario by Jules Furthman, from an adaptation by Lajos Biró [?] + [Frederica Sagor]? of a screen story by Perley Poore Sheehan. Cinematography by Victor Milner. Intertitles by Julian Johnson. Presented by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky. / © 1 October 1927 by Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation [LP24471]. Premiered 25 June 1927 in New York, New York. General release, 1 October 1927. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Jannings won the first Academy Award® for Best Actor for his work in this film and The Last Command (1928). / Silent film.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost : UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive holds approximately five minutes of extant footage from the film.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Listing updated: 14 September 2010.
References: Bardèche-History pp. 258, 297; Kael-Kiss p. 240; Kerr-Silent p. 8; Sarris-Sternberg p. 16; Sweeney-Coming pp. 106, 115; Vermilye-Twenties p. 186 : ClasIm-305 p. 55 : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb : with additional information provided by Phil Hysell.