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Die Finanzen des Großherzogs [The Grand Duke's Finances]

Die Finanzen des Großherzogs [The Grand Duke's Finances]

F. W. Murnau ,

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Runtime:

78

Aspect Ratio:

1.37:1

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Tinted

Certificate:

PG

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English (optional)

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World Cinema

Die Finanzen des Großherzogs sees Murnau exploiting the Mediterranean clime to film the tale of a rakish duke whose lifestyle has dried up his noble coffers. When word arrives about the existence of valuable sulphur deposits on his tiny duchy of Abacco, a comic adventure of high-seas intrigue, “animal impersonators”, and the Crown Princess of Russia unreels at a sprightly pace. Max Schreck (the mythic actor behind the makeup of Nosferatu’s Count Orlok two years earlier) appears in a supporting role, in what might be Murnau’s nimblest effort.

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  • Original German-language intertitles with newly translated optional English-language subtitles.
  • Audio commentary by film-scholar David Kalat on Die Finanzen des Großherzogs.
  • A lengthy booklet containing a new essay by professor and film-scholar Janet Bergstrom — and more!

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