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New York, NY : Kino Classics, [2023].
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (103 min.) : silent, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.


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Lexington - AudiovisualBLU-RAY (GERMAN) SUMURUNOn Shelf

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New York, NY : Kino Classics, [2023].


General Note
Title from disc label.
General Note
Based on the pantomime by Friedrich Freska.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1920.
General Note
Special features: screen test footage for Lubitsch's unrealized American production of Marguerite and Faust (1932, The Mary Pickford Company).
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Theodor Sparkuhl; music composed and conducted by Javier Perez de Aspeitia.
Pola Negri, Ernst Lubitsch, Paul Wegener, Jenny Hasselqvist, Carl Clewing.
Sumurun is a rebellious member of a harem who has committed the greatest of sins: she has rejected the old sheik and fallen in love with a charming cloth merchant. A traveling dancer who is drawn to both the harem and the sheik₂s handsome son, and Lubitsch himself appears as a hunchbacked clown in love with the dancer. Sumurun was based on a pantomime that had been a popular success for Lubitsch₂s mentor, theater director Max Reinhardt. The New York Times labeled the film ₃an exceptional production,₄ and film historian Lewis Jacobs wrote that Sumurun "not only revealed Lubitsch as an ingenious director of comedy, but introduced a risqu ̌wit that killed the heavy-handed American sex and style displays.₄ Silent with German intertitles.
System Details
Blu-ray, region A; requires Blu-ray player.
Silent film, with German intertitles, and English subtitles.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Lubitsch, E., Negri, P., Wegener, P., & Hasselquist, J. (2023). Sumurun (Widescreen.). Kino Classics.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ernst Lubitsch et al.. 2023. Sumurun. New York, NY: Kino Classics.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ernst Lubitsch et al.. Sumurun New York, NY: Kino Classics, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Lubitsch, Ernst, Pola Negri, Paul Wegener, and Jenny Hasselquist. Sumurun Widescreen., Kino Classics, 2023.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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