|Directed by||Ernst Lubitsch|
|Written by||Hanns Kräly
Ashley Dukes (Play)
|Music by||Max Bergunker|
|Editing by||Ernst Lubitsch|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release date(s)||August 17, 1928|
|Running time||113 minutes|
The Patriot is a 1928 semi-biographical film that was directed by Ernst Lubitsch and released by Paramount Pictures. The film was written by Hanns Kräly ; it is an adaptation of several different plays: Paul I by Dmitri Merezhkovsky, Der Patriot by Alfred Neumann, and The Patriot by Ashley Dukes. The Dukes play was performed on Broadway in January 1928. A young John Gielgud made his Broadway debut in that play. The movie is a biographical story of emperor Paul I of Russia, starring Emil Jannings, Florence Vidor and Lewis Stone.
- Emil Jannings - Czar Paul I
- Florence Vidor - Countess Ostermann
- Lewis Stone - Count Pahlen
- Vera Voronina - Mademoiselle Lapoukhine
- Neil Hamilton - Crown Prince Alexander
- Harry Cording - Stefan
It won the Academy Award for Best Writing Achievement and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Lewis Stone), Best Art Direction, Best Director and Best Picture.  It was the only silent film nominated for Best Picture that year and the last to ever receive a Best Picture nomination until The Artist won for Best Picture in 2012.
Status as a lost film 
See also 
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