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PREVIOUSLY PLAYED

Mauritz Stiller’s
HOTEL IMPERIAL
starring Pola Negri

6:20 ♪

Monday, October 1

♪ Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner

(1927) Polish screen siren Pola Negri stars in her biggest American hit, as a chambermaid in a village inn occupied by Austrians and their Russian enemies — with ensuing intrigue and romance. Directed by Garbo mentor Mauritz Stiller, with screenplay by Jules Furthman (later screenwriter of The Big Sleep). 35mm print courtesy Library of Congress. Approx. 85 min.

Reviews

“A fascinating melodrama enlivened by wry comedy.”
– Douglas Eames, The Paramount Story

“One of Paramount’s most polished continental productions, made in Hollywood.”
– Leonard Maltin

“Negri was the Anna Magnani of the Silent Screen.”
– Lotte Eisner