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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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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 ...
Evald
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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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 Vissza az úton (1941) See more »

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Lost Film - Except for 8-1/2 Minute Fragment
28 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Supposedly all that is left of this film is an eight-and-a-half minute fragment. I have never seen this short fragment, but wish that this entire film still existed. I do not know why this film is lost. It may have disintegrated in storage or been nearly completely destroyed in a fire or something, I just do not know. I believe that Emil Jannings won the Best Actor Award at the first Academy Awards in 1927. If you want to check out and early Emil Jannings film, The Lost Command still exists in its entirety and is definitely worth a look. New Yorker magazine has referred to Emil Jannings career as one that must be studied for any serious historian of early Hollywood films.


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