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The Way of All Flesh (1927)

 -  Drama  -  1 October 1927 (USA)
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The story takes place in Milwaukee during the early 1900s with a bank clerk named August Schiller who is happy with both his job and his family. He is tasked with transporting $1,000 in ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Mrs. Schilling
Phyllis Haver ...
The Temptress
Donald Keith ...
August, junior
Fred Kohler ...
The Tough
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August, as a child
Mickey McBan ...
Evald
Betsy Ann Hisle ...
Charlotte
Carmencita Johnson ...
Elizabeth
Gordon Thorpe ...
Karl
Jackie Combs ...
Heinrich
Dean Harrell
Anne Sheridan
Nancy Drexel
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The story takes place in Milwaukee during the early 1900s with a bank clerk named August Schiller who is happy with both his job and his family. He is tasked with transporting $1,000 in securities to Chicago. On the train he meets a blond seductress who convinces him to buy her a bottle of champagne, and takes him to a saloon. The next morning he awakes alone in a dilapidated bedroom and without the securities. He finds the woman and pleads with her to return the stolen securities. When he also threatens her he is knocked unconscious by the saloon owner and dragged to a nearby railroad track. As the crooks strips him of his ID and papers, Schiller recovers and struggles with the saloon owner, ultimately throwing him into the path of an oncoming train, killing him. Schiller flees and, as he is about to take his own life, sees in a newspaper that he is supposedly dead. The saloon owner's mangled body had been identified as Schiller's. Twenty years pass. Schiller is now aged and unkempt,... Written by Anonymous

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1 October 1927 (USA)  »

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Northern Illinois University owns a 17 min film strip entitled movie milestones, no.2. (1936) in which this lost film is featured as one of four clips. The others are The Ten Commandments (1923), Old Ironsides (1926) and Behind the Front (1926). See more »

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Remade as The Way of All Flesh (1940) See more »

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Emil Jannings' Oscar- winning performance is "LOST."

Emil Jannings is the only Oscar winner whose performance is "LOST." Jannings won on the basis of two performances this first year of the Academy and we are fortunate to still have the other, THE LAST COMMAND. He is magnificent in that. This original THE WAY OF ALL FLESH is among the "LOST" films. Also nominated for Best Picture - no positive or negative materials are known to exist.


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