Lubitsch signs with Jack and Harry Warner of Warner Bros.
Spanish cavalryman Harry Liedtke (Don José Novarro) falls under the spell of the gypsy girl Pola Negri (Carmen) who treats him with both love and contempt.
|Madame DuBarry (1919)
This is the first version of the oft-filmed lifestory of Comtesse du Barry and the breakthrough for director Lubitsch. Pola Negri (Jeanne Vaubernier) is the woman who sleeps her way through the court of Emil Jannings (König Louis XV).
Ernst Lubitsch directs Mary Pickford (Rosita). This was Lubitsch first American-made film. Pickford didn’t like it. “It’s the worst picture I ever did, it’s the worst picture I ever saw”.
|Forbidden Paradise (1924)
Adolphe Menjou (Chancellor) nips the revolution in the bud. Pola Negri (Catherine). is the empress of eastern Europe. Clark Gable played an uncredited soldier.
|Three Women (1924)
Ernst Lubitsch directs May McAvoy (Jeanne Wilton) and Pauline Frederick (Mabel Wilton).
|Lady Windermere's Fan (1925)
Irene Rich (Mrs. Erlynne) is May McAvoy (Lady Windermere) long-lost mother. Oscar Wilde wrote the complicated play in 1892.
|The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)
Lubitsch created the impossible: a silent operetta. With Norma Shearer (Kathi). The play opened on Broadway in 1924.
Gary Cooper (Tom Bradley) hesitated to play in a sophisticated comedy with clever dialogue. Script writer Ernst Lubitsch convinces him. With Marlene Dietrich (Madeleine de Beaupre).