New Pictures: Jul. 11, 1927

The Way of All Flesh (Emil Jannings). Not Samuel Butler's famed novel but Perley Poore Sheehan's little-known story supplies the framework of the great German actor's first U. S.-made film.* It concerns one August Schiller, who flourished in Milwaukee back in the days when gentlemen associated that town with beer, and when ladies carried muffs. The first half of the film shows him a pillar of society, plain, foursquare, sunk in a large family. A doting father of six, a pompous cashier in his bank, a champion bowler, he is admirable in all things,...

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