In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the decrees of peace and of land in ... See full summary »
Sergei M. Eisenstein
An engineer is hired to plan and oversee the construction of a undersea tunnel between Europe and the US. However, certain interests don't want to see the tunnel built and use every means ... See full summary »
Olly von Flint
This German silent is the first pass at the Kellerman novel which will be be filmed again two and a half times in the thirties.
It is basic and peopled with stiff representations of the characters. Technical standards are good for the the WW1 period and there is a hint of futurist fiction - notably the train.
Herman Warm's is the only familiar name on the credits, five years years before he designed CALIGARI, and the visuals occasionally register.
As in the later versions it is in the disaster material that the always unconvincing narrative comes to life, here with a hint of METROPOLIS, as the half naked workers stagger out of the smoke and confusion in panic.
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