Synopsis by Janiss Garza
aka Danton With Emil Jannings as George Jacques Danton and Werner Kraus (who played the title character in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) as Maximillian Robespierre, this German-made spectacle about the French Revolution should have been more impressive than it was. But it turned out to be a mixed bag and, like most historical films, it bent the past to fit its own agenda. In this case, Danton, the man of the people, is at odds with cold-hearted Robespierre. But when Danton falls for an aristocrat, Lucille (Charlotte Ander), Robespierre is able to turn the tide against him. Danton goes to the guillotine, along with Lucille's husband, Camille Desmoulins (Joseph Rumich) and two others. But Danton hints in his final scene that it won't be long before Robespierre follows him to his death.
against-all-odds, execution, martyrdom, revolution, trial [courtroom], war