F.P.1 DOESN’T ANSWER (1933)
Article #479 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 7-7-2002
Posting date: 11-30-2002
A construction company builds a floating platform in the ocean, only to find it sabotaged by rival competitors.
This German science fiction epic was made in three different languages; an English, a German, and a French version. This is the English version, and I’m glad I had a chance to see it first; I once tackled one of the other versions, but had trouble following the plot, especially as the movie opens with what looks for all the world like a robbery as committed by someone who turns out to be one of the good guys; it’s all explained in the English version. Conrad Veidt is on hand in this one, and it’s a fairly entertaining movie with some quite interesting characters.