In the castle Vogeloed, a few aristocrats are awaiting baroness Safferstätt. But first count Oetsch invites himself.. Everyone thinks he murdered his brother, baroness Safferstat's first ... See full summary »
The likeable and carefree Grand Duke of Abacco is in dire straits. There is no money left to service the State's debt; the main creditor is looking forward to expropriating the entire Duchy... See full summary »
When farmer Rog dies, his son Peter stays, but Johannes can not be satisfied with such a condition (and servant Maria's love) and finds a job as old Count Rudenberg's secretary. His ... See full summary »
A few years ago, a great set of early Fox Studio films by Frank Borzage and F.W. Murnau was released. If you love silents and early talking films, the set is a must-see--as they represent some of the very best movies of this era. Well, in addition to releasing these films, the set also included this wonderful documentary. Now considering it was an extra film included with this set, I assumed it was just a hastily created documentary and nothing more. How wrong I was--it was a terrific film from start to finish. Like its title suggests, the film is about the studio's head, William Fox, and two of his most talented directors. Considering that the likes of John Ford and Howard Hawks also worked there, it's a testament to Borzage's and Murnau's talents that they are featured in this film. So why did I like it so much? Well, it was very thorough, lovingly made and created a great appreciation for their films. And, I'd say it's as good as any documentary on classic Hollywood I have seen. It's well worth seeing.
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