Die Finanzen des Gro▀herzogs (The Finances of the Grand Duke)
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Die Finanzen des Gro▀herzogs (The Finances of the Grand Duke)
Director F.W. Murnau and scriptwriter Thea von Harbou both took a change of pace from their usual dramas with this satiric farce about Grand Duke Don Ramon XX (Harry Liedtke), whose idyllic country is threatened by revolution. The troublemakers are a trio of conspirators, working with a corrupt financier who intends to convert the landscape into a profitable sulfur mine. Don Ramon comes close to being hanged, but is rescued by Olga (Mady Christians), the Grand Duchess of Russia, who loves him and agrees to pay off all his debts. A compromising love letter from Olga falls into the… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Liedtke's comic performance is somehow both relaxed and precise, and not as mannered as many of Murnau's other heroes."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"It should be seen by Murnau completists, and by anyone who's ever wondered what Max Schreck looks like out of his Nosferatu makeup."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine