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Hotel Imperial (1927)

During World War I, a hotel maid and Austrian officer in hiding attempt to survive in a Russian-occupied town.

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During World War I, an Austrian officer is trapped behind the Russian lines. He tries to sneak through to his own lines, but is forced to take refuge in a small hotel, where he is hidden by the establishment's chambermaid. The two fall in love, but a Russian general makes the hotel his headquarters and sets his sights on the maid. In addition, the Austrian must find out the identity of a spy who is feeding the Russians military information that could lead to the destruction of the Austrian army. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Eyes on Pola Negri & Accuracy
6 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Seeing this film, Pola Negri is a definite feast for my eyes as she fills the screen with a fine performance. I viewed this recently with a live audience and one of our elder viewers was from Eastern Europe. His comments resonate on the qualities in this film.

"The World War 1 uniforms were very accurate in the film, and it is the first time I have ever seen a film which portrayed the Eastern Europe government in a positive light politically. This film stunned me in the political accuracy of that portrayal." This speaks reams for this film. Not only is Pola Negri super, but a person who lived in Eastern Europe applauds the excellent film making involved.

This is one of a very small handful of films made about this front in World War 1. The history is just as important as Pola Negri's performance.


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