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The Mechanical Man (1921)

L'uomo meccanico (original title)
The story begins with a scientist creating a device shaped like a man that can be remote-controlled by a machine.

Director:

André Deed

Writer:

André Deed
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Cast

Credited cast:
Giulia Costa Giulia Costa
André Deed ... Saltarello
Valentina Frascaroli Valentina Frascaroli ... The Adventuress
Mathilde Lambert Mathilde Lambert ... Elena D'Ara
Gabriel Moreau ... Prof. D'Ara
Ferdinando Vivas-May Ferdinando Vivas-May ... Ramberti
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The story begins with a scientist creating a device shaped like a man that can be remote-controlled by a machine.

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

For many years this early science-fiction film from Italy was thought to be lost. Some reels of the Portuguese release version were discovered in Brazil. This amounted to 740 meters, which is believed to be approximately 40% of the complete film. Luckily, the discovered footage came from the later part of the film and included some of the special effects and the battle of the two robots in the Opera House. As of mid-2006 this is the only footage known to survive. See more »

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Referenced in The Terminator (1984) See more »

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12 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Mechanical Man, The (1921)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Incomplete

Seven hundred meters of this film are now lost but twenty minutes worth of footage of recently found so that's what this is. A scientist creates a mechanical man but thieves steal it and send it out to kill and destroy a city. The only way to stop the creature is by creating another mechanical man to destroy it. This Italian horror film seems to have had an influence on Fritz Lang's Metropolis, at least in the look of the robots. It's hard to really judge the film since so much of it is missing but they did a good job at taking the current length and adding enough background so that we know what's going on.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

None

Release Date:

November 1921 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mechanical Man See more »

Company Credits

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Milano Film See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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