Emil Jannings stars in the bleak fable of an aging doorman whose happiness crumbles when he is relieved of the duties and uniform which had for years been the foundation of his happiness and pride. Through Janning's colossal performance, "The Last Laugh" becomes more than the plight of a single doorman but a mournful dramatization of the frustration and anguish of the universal working class, a phenomenon that was further enhanced by the contribution of director F.W. Murnau and cinematographer Karl Freund. The crowning achievement of the German expressionist movement and one of the most notable artworks to arise from the Weimar Republic.
Emelie Kurtz,Hans Unterkirchen,Emil Jannings,Kurt Hiller,Emile Kurz