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The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927)
"Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney" (original title)

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In the Crimea, the Reds and the Whites aren't done fighting, and Jeanne discovers that the man she loves is a Bolshevik (when he kills her father). Penniless, she returns to Paris where she... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Édith Jéhanne ...
Jeanne Ney
Uno Henning ...
Andreas Labov
Fritz Rasp ...
Adolf E. Licho ...
Raymond Ney
Eugen Jensen ...
Andre Ney
Hans Jaray ...
Sig Arno ...
Gaston (as Siegfried Arno)
Hertha von Walther ...
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Jack Trevor
Mammey Terja-Basa
Josefine Dora
Heinrich Gotho
Margarete Kupfer ...
(as Küpfer)


In the Crimea, the Reds and the Whites aren't done fighting, and Jeanne discovers that the man she loves is a Bolshevik (when he kills her father). Penniless, she returns to Paris where she works for her uncle. Soon after, her lover Andreas is in France to organize the sailors in Toulon. So also is a thief, traitor, and libertine, Khalibiev, who wants to seduce Jeanne. His schemes, Jeanne and Andreas's naivete, and a lost diamond bring the lovers to the brink of tragedy. Written by <>

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Drama | Romance





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30 January 1928 (Finland)  »

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5 August 2002 | by (Salt Lake City) – See all my reviews

Like Alfred Hitchcock, director G.W. Pabst's films have the feeling of having been created by someone with great technical ability. THE LOVE OF JENNY NEY (DIE LIBE DER JEANNE NEY, Germany, 1927)plays like one of the great Hitchcock films from the sound era. As the so called silent era came to an end the art of cinema seemed to burst into full flower. Look at Murnau's SUNRISE, Vidor's THE CROWD, Seastrom's THE WIND, De Mille's THE KING OF KINGS (to name a few) and it is easy to see why the artist of the day were reluctant to enter the world of "sound". The DVD version of THE LOVE OF JENNY NEY from Kino Video is truly beautiful to look at. The new orchestral score by Timothy Brock is excellent and very effective. Like many of Pabst's films, a little patience is required, as characters and situations only become clear as the story progresses. And this film plays like a classic Hitchcock film -- with innocent people getting deeper and deeper into a web of destruction. This is a film that is even more interesting to watch the second time around. And as noted above, it is truly a text book of what the silent cinema was capable of doing. Brigette Helm, who made such an impression in Fritz Lang's METROPOLIS, gives a moving performance as a blind girl pulled into the intrigue. Well worth adding to your collection if you care for great cinema!

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