The tragic fate of an age-old empire consumed in the flames of a civil war. (Print Ad- Pittsburgh Press, ((Pittsburgh, Penna.)) 4 February 1929)
EMIL JANNINGS -- World's finest dramatic actor in a brilliant successor to 'The Way of all Flesh' -- and 'Variety.' You'll be amazed with Janning's tremendous role of the mighty general!...with men...women...a whole nation at his feet! Through flaming love...adoration...hate! To...! The most terrific climax the screen has ever known!
WHWN MATA HARI DANCED! Here is Greta Garbo's greatest picture---a romance based on the true life story of the exotic woman spy, Mata Hari. Truly all-star, this production will leave in mind and heart the memory of an unforgettable thrill! (original herald)