• The Patriot (1928)

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Release Date: 1928

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
The final days of the mad, tyrannical Czar Paul I of Russia (Emil Jannings) are recounted. As the Czar behaves erratically and goes after his mistress (Vera Voronina), Count Pahlen (Lewis Stone), his friend, plots to kill the ruler and liberate the Russians. Pahlen convinces palace guard Stefan (Harry Cording) to carry out the murder. This semi-biographical story is based on three plays: "Paul I" by Dmitri Merezhkovsky, "Der Patriot" by Alfred Neumann and "The Patriot" by Ashley Dukes.

Cast: Emil Jannings, Lewis Stone, Florence Vidor, Neil Hamilton, Harry Cording, Vera Voronina

Director: Ernst Lubitsch

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures