FINANCES OF THE GRAND DUKE (Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, 1924)

I was wrong in thinking that Herr Tartüff (1925) was Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau’s only comedy. Murnau had already made Die Finanzen des Großherzogs; and while it isn’t as brilliant as Herr Tartüff—the difference in quality may be Molière—it also marks Murnau as a wonderful maker of silent comedy, however difficult that may be to process. […]