Business & Finance: In Neubabelsberg

Near Berlin, Germany, rises the curious town of Neubabelsberg. To walk through Neubabelsberg is to imagine oneself the Wandering Jew, reviewing his travels in a dream. Here one may stand in awe before India's Taj Mahal, turn the corner and climb an Egyptian pyramid. Miserable Chinese hovels may adjoin the chateau of the French Renaissance. One may be anywhere, at any time, in Neubabelsberg. It is Germany's Hollywood.

Dominating Neubabelsberg, as no producer is able to dominate Hollywood, are the studios of the mighty UFA (Universum Film Aktiengesellschaft), chief among European cinema companies. Here were filmed such popular and artistic successes as...