The Patriot (1928 film)

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The Patriot
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Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Written by Hanns Kräly
Ashley Dukes (Play)
Starring Emil Jannings
Florence Vidor
Lewis Stone
Neil Hamilton
Music by Max Bergunker
Cinematography Bert Glennon
Edited by Ernst Lubitsch
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates August 17, 1928 (1928-08-17)
Running time 113 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film
English sequences
Budget $1 million

The Patriot is a 1928 semi-biographical film that was directed by Ernst Lubitsch and released by Paramount Pictures. The film was written by Hanns Kräly ; it is an adaptation of several different plays: Paul I by Dmitri Merezhkovsky, Der Patriot by Alfred Neumann, and The Patriot by Ashley Dukes. The Dukes play was performed on Broadway in January 1928.[1] A young John Gielgud made his Broadway debut in that play. The movie is a biographical story of emperor Paul I of Russia, starring Emil Jannings, Florence Vidor and Lewis Stone.[2]



It won the Academy Award for Best Writing Achievement and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Lewis Stone), Best Art Direction, Best Director and Best Picture.[3] It was the only silent film nominated for Best Picture that year and the last to ever receive a Best Picture nomination until The Artist won for Best Picture in 2012.

Status as a lost film[edit]

Only pieces of this film are left, including trailers; there is no complete copy. It is the only Best Picture Academy Award nominee for which no complete or near-complete copy exists.

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