Oct 2, 2021
It lacks that homely quality which is known as guts -- and all the trick lighting, all the twisted lenses in creation would be unable to atone for the fundamental vitality that isn't there.
Feb 29, 2020
Pola Negri In the role of Anna Sedlak, maid of all work at the Hotel Imperial, displays her ability as an emotional actress and her versatility in playing the part with the naivete of an ingenue.
Oct 4, 2018
[The producers] worship a minor deity called "box-office appeal," which demands that every film should have a stereotyped happy ending, however improbable.
Oct 18, 2008
In direction and camerawork the picture stands out, but the story isn't one that is going to give anyone a great thrill.
Mar 25, 2006
After the fanfare of panegyrics from more or less prejudiced sources, Hotel Imperial, Pola Negri's new photoplay, hardly lives up to expectations. It is, nevertheless, an interesting film with some cleverly directed scenes.