The Last Command Overview:

The Last Command (1928) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by Josef von Sternberg and produced by Adolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky and B.P. Schulberg.

The Last Command was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2006.

Academy Awards 1927/28 --- Ceremony Number 1 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActorEmil JanningsWon
Best WritingLajos BiroNominated

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Russia in Classic Film: The Last Command (1928)

By FlickChick on Mar 7, 2015 From A Person in the Dark

Oh those Russians - so passionate, so revolutionary, so ...Russian! This is my entry in the Russia in Classic Film Blogathon hosted by Movies Silently. Click here for a complete list of participants. Josef Von Sternberg's "The Last Command" (1928) has it all: World War I, the Russian Revolution... Read full article

The Last Command (1955)

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

Promotional Still from The Last Command (1955). The film was shot in TruColor. (Photo Source) Director Frank Lloyd's The Last Command (1955) tells the story of Jim Bowie (Sterling Hayden) and the events leading up to the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. Tensions between the Mexican government and Amer... Read full article

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Quotes from

Lev Andreyev: [about the Duke] Let him strut a little longer. His days are numbered!

Gen. Dolgorucki: Why are you not in uniform?
Lev Andreyev: My lungs are weak.
Gen. Dolgorucki: Perhaps it is your courage that is weak.
Lev Andreyev: It doesn't require courage to send others to battle and death.
[the angry Duke uses his crop to whip Andreyev across the face]

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Based on the life of General Lodijensky, a former general in the Russian army of Czar Nicholas, who fled Russia after the 1917 Communist revolution and wound up in Hollywood, where he worked for a while as a movie extra.
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Best Actor Oscar 1927/28

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The Last Command

Released 1928
Inducted 2006

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Also directed by Josef von Sternberg

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Also produced by Adolph Zukor

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