New Pictures: Mar. 14, 1927

Metropolis. Ufa, German creators of the masterpieces, Siegfried, The Last Laugh, Variety, have released what they herald as their supreme achievement, Metropolis. It is the name of a futuristic city, built on a gargantuan iron skeleton, with whole communities superimposed upon one another in prismatic vastnesses—the dwelling-place of men who live to slave for their own machines.

When first the huge city was flashed upon the screen, its structures stretching with geometric relentlessness into the infinite heavens, its enormous pistons thumping, dynamos roaring, cogwheels whirring, it was agreed that nothing so...

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