Der letzte Mann

Synopsis: Niddy is the paternal Niece of the deceased Owner of the Hotel Hovelmann, She lives in the Hotel and is watched over by Karl, a kindly, father figure, who is a long time Servant and friend to the family and Mother. Her Cousin Alwin shows up and She eventually falls in love with him Alwin wants to eliminate Karl who interferes with his plans to convince Her to marry him. Niddy is guaranteed a place to live in the Hotel and Karl is guaranteed a job there, a common deal in that Era. Niddy fall for Alwin. Karl stops Alwin once, because he can not be fired, He is "degraded" to supervision of the washroom. He quits,and later meets Till, a Ten year old House-Boy from the Hotel while sitting in the Park. He takes Karl home and there, Karl decides to return to the Hotel and take the Job as Bathroom Attendant. There he meets his old Friend Claasen, the owner of a whole Hotel Chain. Claasen buys the "Hövelmann". Hotel, and Cousin Alwin and His plans are destroyed by Karl.
Genre: Drama
 
IMDB:
6.3
Year:
1955
105 min
8 Views

Three different negatives were

created for the film Der letzte Mann.

One of them was for Germany,

one for general export,...

...and the third for the USA.

The surviving German negative was

preserved only incompletely, and was...

...reconstructed in 2001 /2002

with the aid of the following materials:...

...an original negative from the

Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv Berlin:...

...a print from the Museum of

Modern Art, New York,...

...produced in Germany in 1936:

fragments of a duplicate...

...possessed by the

Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung...

...of a missing German print:

as well as fragments of a print...

...kept by the Cinmathque Suisse

in Lausanne.

The reconstruction took place

in cooperation with...

...the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv,

Berlin/Koblenz:
...

...the Cinmathque Suisse, Lausanne:

the Museum of Modern Art, New York,...

...and the

Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung,...

...Wiesbaden.

Labwork:

L'lmmagine Ritrovata, Bologna

THE LAST MAN:

In the Lead-Role:

EMiL JANNiNGS

Direction:

F. W. MURNAU

Today, you are the first,

respected by everyone, a minister,...

...a general, maybe even

a prince.

Do you know what

you'll be tomorrow?!

For the Wedding Guests

However, due to your period of service

of many years' standing,...

...we've created an open position

for you by sending the oldest employee...

...of our firm to a shelter,

effective today.

The reason for this measure...

...is your old-age.

Here,

at the place of his humiliation,...

...the old man would waste away

miserably for the rest of his life...

...and here the story would,

strictly speaking, be over.

But the author is looking out for him

who has been abandoned by everyone,...

...and so he bestows

upon him an epilogue,...

...telling a story that...

unfortunately...

...usually doesn't occur

in real life.

A SENSATIONAL INHERITANCE

As reported a short time ago,...

...the celebrated Mexican multimillionaire

Mr. A. G. Monen died...

...whilst washing his hands in the lavatory

of the Atlantic-Hotel.

Upon going through his papers,

a sensational will for this eccentric man

was found to the effect...

...that the person in whose arms

he would happen to die was to become

the sole heir to his enormous fortune.

Hence, the biblical promise,

that the last shall be the first,...

...seems already to have been

fulfilled on earth,...

...for the lucky one is...

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George Hurdalek

George Hurdalek (6 February 1908 – 15 June 1980) was a German screenwriter. He wrote for 41 films between 1934 and 1975. He was born in Görlitz, Germany and died in Munich, Germany. more…

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