Josef Von Sternberg directs this magnificent silent film about silent Hollywood and the former Imperial General to the Czar of Russia who has found himself there. Emil Jannings won a well-deserved Oscar, in part, for his role as the general who ironically is cast in a bit part in a silent picture as a Russian general. The movie flashes back to his days in Russia leading up to the country's fall to revolutionaries. This film will be shown at the Kansas Silent Film Festival (February 25 & 26, 2011) - highlighting "The First Oscars," 1927-28." The live accompaniment will feature music by Rachmaninoff.