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The story of "Variete" offers broad swings of drama and disaster, and it's only fitting that the filmmaking follows suit. The 1925 silent picture is directed by Ewald Andre Dupont, and he puts in an energetic effort to help articulate the moods of the feature, with his camera playing a key role in the tale. However, there's more than cinematographic tricks in play here, with "Variete" also making room for star Emil Jannings, who delivers powerful work as a haunted man sabotaged by his own impulses.  Read the rest at


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