Loves Of Pharaoh
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The Loves Of Pharaoh (1922) was Lubitsch’s last big film production before he left Europe to continue his career in America; with this film he intended to finally convince Hollywood of his qualities as a director. With Emil Jannings playing the lead of Pharaoh Amenes, Lubitsch had one of the great male actors of the time on his cast. Filmed on the southern outskirts of Berlin, Lubitsch built a huge Egyptian palace, an ancient Egyptian city location and a gigantic Sphinx in real-size scale, spectacularly emulating ancient Egypt. No expense was spared; the director clothed his actors in lavish costumes, employed thousands of extras and filmed battle scenes from a balloon.
100 min., Germany – FEATURE