A producer decides to reopen a theater, that had been closed five years previously when one of the actors was murdered during a performance, by staging a production of the same play with ... See full summary »

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Paul Leni

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Wadsworth Camp (novel), Alfred A. Cohn (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura La Plante ... Doris Terry
Montagu Love ... Arthur McHugh
Roy D'Arcy ... Harvey Carleton
Margaret Livingston ... Evalynda Hendon
John Boles ... Richard Quayle
Burr McIntosh ... Josiah Bunce
Mack Swain ... Robert Bunce
Bert Roach ... Mike Brody
Carrie Daumery ... Barbara Morgan
Slim Summerville ... Tommy Wall
Torben Meyer ... Gene
D'Arcy Corrigan ... John Woodford
Bud Phelps Bud Phelps ... Sammy
Charles K. French ... Doctor
Francisco Marán Francisco Marán ... Jeffries
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A producer decides to reopen a theater, that had been closed five years previously when one of the actors was murdered during a performance, by staging a production of the same play with the remaining members of the original cast. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Sets from The Phantom of the Opera (1925) used. See more »

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You will never get through the opening performance!
25 April 2020 | by brogmillerSee all my reviews

Astute producer Carl Laemmle invited talented German director Paul Leni to join Universal. This proved to be a masterstroke. Before his untimely death in 1929 Leni directed four films one of which, 'The Chinese Parrot' is considered 'lost', the other three of which are superb. From its astonishing opening sequence 'The Last Warning' is a brilliantly inventive and imaginative piece that holds our attention throughout. A great deal of credit must surely go to cinematographer Hal Mohr who, although American born, had assimilated European film techniques during a brief sojourn in Paris. His greatest achievement is the 'Midsummer Night's Dream' of Max Reinhardt. The specially composed score although a little over-orchestrated, is far superior to the usual incongruous, excruciating, tacked on scores with which so many restored silent films are cursed. Such a sadness to lose a director of Leni's gifts but his influence on Universal's classic horrors of the 1930's is there for all to see.


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USA

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English

Release Date:

25 December 1928 (USA) See more »

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Die letzte Warnung See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (talking sequences)| Silent

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1.20 : 1
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