The 1928 film was written by Julian Johnson and Hanns Kräly. The film was an adaptation of several different plays: Paul I by Dmitri Merezhkovsky; Der Patriot by Alfred Neumann; and The Patriot by Ashley Dukes. The film was directed by Ernst Lubitsch.
The movie is a biographical story of Tsar Paul I of Russia, starring Emil Jannings, Florence Vidor and Lewis Stone. 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.
Only pieces of this film are left, there is no complete copy.
Rated R by the MPAA
Stars: Steven Seagal, Gallard Sartain, L.Q. Jones, Whitney Yellow Robe
Director: Dean Semler
Produced by Patrick Choi, Mile Niami, Howard L. Baldwin, Steven Seagal, Jules R. Nasso
Written by M. Sussman
The plot is a fictionalized account of the story of Francis Marion, also known as the Swamp Fox. In this version, Mel Gibson plays Colonel Benjamin "The Ghost" Martin, driven against his will to fight the British in colonial South Carolina.