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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

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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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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Production Co:

Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alternate Versions

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

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Alternate-language version of F.P.1 Doesn't Answer (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Ganz da hinten, wo der Leuchtturm steht
Written by Allan Gray
Lyrics by Walter Reisch
Sung by Hans Albers (uncredited)
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The American Version Is Far More Entertaining!
2 February 2008 | by JohnHowardReidSee all my reviews

The German version of this sci-fi yarn comes a big disappointment all around. Chief liability is Hans Albers, a ham of the first water, who is not only allowed to dominate every scene but indulged with more dialogue than all the rest of the players put together. He just never stops talking. Exotic Sybille Schmitz manages to collar a few nice close-ups, but Peter Lorre is wasted. Most of the time, Lorre simply serves as a listening post for the garrulous Albers.

Oddly, the Droste character (played with reasonable force by Paul Hartmann) has even less footage here than in the cut American version. Indeed, despite the amazing fact that this German version runs 40 minutes longer, the action scenes are more complete and far more convincing in the 74-minute edit. The little bit of extra footage in which Albers is not featured are merely propaganda shots of the German air force conquering the skies.


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