The Patriot

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The final days of the mad, tyrannical Czar Paul I of Russia (Emil Jannings) are recounted. As the Czar behaves erratically and goes after his mistress (Vera Voronina), Count Pahlen (Lewis Stone), his friend, plots to kill the ruler and liberate the Russians. Pahlen convinces palace guard Stefan (Harry Cording) to carry out the murder. This semi-biographical story is based on three plays: "Paul I" by Dmitri Merezhkovsky, "Der Patriot" by Alfred Neumann and "The Patriot" by Ashley Dukes.

Cast & Crew

Emil Jannings
Czar Paul I
Lewis Stone
Count Pahlen
Florence Vidor
Countess Ostermann
Neil Hamilton
Crown Prince Alexander
Vera Voronina
Mademoiselle Lapoukhine
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Critic Reviews for The Patriot

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  • Mr. Emil Jannings in the part of the mad Tsar uses the precise observation of the modern actor, but only to increase the fantastic element of his part.

    July 8, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Many elements combine to give The Patriot a valid claim to greatness, much as that word has been abused in cinemania.

    July 7, 2020 | Full Review…
  • There is, as a matter of fact, hardly a flaw to be found in the whole picture. It is a gripping piece of work with subtle touches that answer at times the purpose of comedy. It grinds its way along for nearly two hours without slackening.

    July 7, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Emil Jannings as the tsar, Lewis Stone as the count are more than interesting: they are true.

    July 7, 2020 | Full Review…
  • We recall no sequence either hackneyed, trivial or tedious. In all technical respects The Patriot is equally satisfactory.

    August 1, 2020 | Full Review…
  • In many ways, this picture is Lubitsch hitting at his old stride, with perhaps less glamor and glitter, but with full dramatic force. Even some weakness of story can be overlooked in the general effect, because there are so many high spots of interest.

    July 28, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Patriot

  • Sep 01, 2010
    what can I say, I've seen the trailer of this film. That's all I'm ever going to see. nothing else of this film really exists. too bad. It looked really good. The good thing though is that it is the only lost nominee so I won't have to do something like this again I hope.. But, I only saw 3 minutes of the film. and the 3 minutes I saw were MUCH better than the entire movie of The Broadway Melody. Man, that film sucked.
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