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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 »

Director:

Karl Hartl

Writers:

Walter Reisch (screenplay), Curt Siodmak (screenplay) (as Kurt Siodmak) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hans Albers ... Flieger Ellissen
Sybille Schmitz ... Claire Lennartz
Paul Hartmann ... Kapitänleutnant Droste
Peter Lorre ... Bildreporter Johnny
Hermann Speelmans Hermann Speelmans ... Chefingenieur Damsky
Paul Westermeier ... Mann mit den Schiffbrüchen (as Westermeyer)
Friedrich Gnaß Friedrich Gnaß ... Funker auf der Lennatzwerk (as Gnas)
Georg John ... Maschinist (as John)
Georg August Koch Georg August Koch ... Erster Offizier (as Koch)
Philipp Manning Philipp Manning ... Schiffsarzt (as Manning)
Erik Ode ... Konrad Lennartz (as Ode)
Arthur Peiser Arthur Peiser ... Mann mit dem Zahnschmerzen (as Peiser)
Rudolf Platte ... Radio Operator (as Platte)
Gustav Püttjer Gustav Püttjer ... Mann mit der Fistelstimme (as Püttjer)
Hans Schneider 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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Sci-Fi

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Alternate Versions

Filmed simulataneously with different casts and in three languages by Karl Hartl. See more »

Connections

Edited into Dance with Death: The Ufa-Star Sybille Schmitz (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Flieger, grüß mir die Sonne
Written by Allan Gray
Lyrics by Walter Reisch
Sung by Hans Albers
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Hiigh Tech Dream of 1932
28 February 2005 | by zsenorsockSee 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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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

22 December 1932 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

F.P.1 Doesn't Answer See more »

Filming Locations:

Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany See more »

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Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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