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Forbidden Paradise (1924)

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Forbidden Paradise

Ernst Lubitsch | United States | 1924 | Unclassified (15+)


Wed 27 Nov 2024

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Newly restored to the most complete version available for almost 100 years, Lubitsch’s sparkling silent comedy stars Pola Negri as a devilishly sexy, seductively sultry Czarina who embarks on an affair with a soldier (Rod La Rocque). The director’s first film with Famous Players-Lasky, which would lead to his long and fruitful partnership with Paramount Pictures, features his trademark visual sophistication and comic timing as well as richly decorative set design by Hans Dreier and elegant cinematography by Charles Van Enger. With Adolphe Menjou in a key early role.

Restored by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Foundation with funding provided by George Lucas Family Foundation.

Format: DCP
Language: Silent with English intertitles
Source: MoMA
Runtime: 76 mins

Event duration

76 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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