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F.P.1 Doesn't Answer (1932)

F.P.1 antwortet nicht (original title)
Urged by famous airman Ellissen the Lennartz Company puts into reality the project proposed by his friend Droste: F.P.1, a huge floating platform in the Atlantic that makes long-distance ... See full summary »

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Hermann Speelmans ...
Chefingenieur Damsky
Paul Westermeier ...
Mann mit den Schiffbrüchen (as Westermeyer)
Friedrich Gnaß ...
Funker auf der Lennatzwerk (as Gnas)
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Maschinist (as John)
Georg August Koch ...
Erster Offizier (as Koch)
Philipp Manning ...
Schiffsarzt (as Manning)
Erik Ode ...
Konrad Lennartz (as Ode)
Arthur Peiser ...
Mann mit dem Zahnschmerzen (as Peiser)
Rudolf Platte ...
Radio Operator (as Platte)
Gustav Püttjer ...
Mann mit der Fistelstimme (as Püttjer)
Hans Schneider ...
Zweiter Offizier (as Schneider)
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Urged by famous airman Ellissen the Lennartz Company puts into reality the project proposed by his friend Droste: F.P.1, a huge floating platform in the Atlantic that makes long-distance flights viable. Ellissen is in love with company heiress Claire, but when he returns from his adventures to save the endangered F.P.1 he finds out that he has lost her to Droste. Written by Otto Oberhauser <Oberhauser@cc.univie.ac.at>

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22 December 1932 (Germany)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Alternate-language version of I.F.1 ne répond plus (1933) See more »

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Ganz da hinten, wo der Leuchtturm steht
Written by Allan Gray
Lyrics by Walter Reisch
Sung by Hans Albers (uncredited)
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Hiigh Tech Dream of 1932
28 February 2005 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

This film was made at a time when technology was moving almost faster than the imagination. Only a few years after Lindbergh's non-stop flight across the Atlantic, in this Germany decides to solve the problem of long transatlantic flights not by building planes that can fly further, but by building a gigantic platform in the middle of the Atlantic where planes can land and refuel. Only there are forces at work trying to keep the Floating Platform (hence F.P. #1) from becoming a success. Sabotage and spies add a layer of intrigue to what essentially is a love triangle between the commander of F.A. #1 and a gregarious pilot who both love the same woman. For the time, this film is quite impressive for its North Sea location photography as well as its flying scenes. Peter Lorre has a couple of good scenes as the hero's photographer buddy. I'd rate it higher, but many parts of the story either don't hold up or don't make sense. Still, glad I got to see it once.


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