Restored Silent Film: THE LOVES OF PHARAOH - Trailer



A spectacular PEPLUM film directed by none other than Ernst Lubitsch starring Emil Jannings has been meticulously restored from a newly found nearly complete print. I have to say it looks AMAZING! Cannot wait to see it.

5 comments:

Steven Lester said...

What I immediately became curious about were the sets. DeMill, of course, made a film about Egypt in the 20's which starred huge sets which he built in the sand dunes of Pismo, just south of San Luis Obispo. After he was done with them, he just left them to rot in the sun, although before that could happen, they were buried completely by the dunes themselves. Their location is now lost, but they are still there, somewhere. Someday the wind will reveal them again, no doubt in their pristine condition.

Before they were covered, could this film have been made using the same sets?

PEPLUM cinema said...

LOVES OF PHARAOH was made before those films. The silent version of TEN COMMANDMENTS was made in 1923 and this film was made in 1922. The location is different as well. This film was shot in Germany not California.

As for finding the old sets...hmm..that sounds like a good idea for a reality TV show.

S.R.Orsulak said...

This movie looks really good. The sets look spectacular. As far as the Lost City goes there is to be a new documentary made about the digs, which are scheduled to begin shortly if not already. There will be 7 or 8 archeologists that will participate in excavating the site. Work was done at the site in the 80's and there are artifacts that were found such as Pharoah's face & faces of horses etc. They expect to recover 12 of the 21 5 ton Sphinx and more. Remember everything was dismantled after filming was completed and left at the site.

PEPLUM cinema said...

Cool news

Pat Powers said...

Looks like a cool film, hope it shows up on US cable channels, maybe TMC will grab it and play it up big. They lurve their lost classics, especially pre-Code stuff.