Metropolis (1927)
Metropolis (1927)
There can be no understanding between the hands and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator.
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

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Cast

Gottfried Huppertz Gottfried Huppertz As: Man Playing Violin (uncredited)
Alfred Abel Alfred Abel As: Johann 'Joh' Fredersen
Gustav Fröhlich Gustav Fröhlich As: Freder Fredersen
Brigitte Helm Brigitte Helm As: Maria / The Machine Man
Rudolf Klein-Rogge Rudolf Klein-Rogge As: C.A. Rotwang
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Storyline

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.


Tagline: There can be no understanding between the hands and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator.
Certification: PG

Details

Genres: Drama, Science Fiction

Language: German

Release Date: 06 February 1927

Country: Germany

Runtime: 149m

Company Credits

Company: Paramount Pictures, Universum Film (UFA)

Budget: $1,300,000

Revenue: $650,422

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Directed By

Fritz Lang

Fritz Lang

Director

Slatan Dudow

Slatan Dudow

Assistant Director

Writing Credits

Fritz Lang

Fritz Lang

Screenplay

Thea von Harbou

Thea von Harbou

Novel

Cast

Gottfried Huppertz

Gottfried Huppertz

Man Playing Violin (uncredited)

Alfred Abel

Alfred Abel

Johann 'Joh' Fredersen

Gustav Fröhlich

Gustav Fröhlich

Freder Fredersen

Brigitte Helm

Brigitte Helm

Maria / The Machine Man

Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Rudolf Klein-Rogge

C.A. Rotwang

Fritz Rasp

Fritz Rasp

The Thin Man

Theodor Loos

Theodor Loos

Josaphat

Erwin Biswanger

Erwin Biswanger

No. 11811 - Georgy

Heinrich George

Heinrich George

Grot

Olaf Storm

Olaf Storm

Jan (uncredited)

Hanns Leo Reich

Hanns Leo Reich

Marinus (uncredited)

Helene Weigel

Helene Weigel

Working Woman (uncredited)

Curt Siodmak

Curt Siodmak

Working Man (uncredited)

Heinrich Gotho

Heinrich Gotho

Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)

Margarete Lanner

Margarete Lanner

Woman of Eternal Gardens / Lady in Car (uncredited)

Fritz Alberti

Fritz Alberti

Creative Human - Man Who Convinces Babel (uncredited)

Georg John

Georg John

Working Man Who Causes Explosion of M-Machine (uncredited)

Grete Berger

Grete Berger

Working Woman (uncredited)

Rolf von Goth

Rolf von Goth

Son in Eternal Gardens (uncredited)

Helen von Münchofen

Helen von Münchofen

Woman of Eternal Gardens (uncredited)

Arthur Reinhardt

Arthur Reinhardt

Working Man (uncredited)

Henrietta Siodmak

Henrietta Siodmak

Working Woman (uncredited)

Rose Lichtenstein

Rose Lichtenstein

Working Woman (uncredited)

Olly Boeheim

Olly Boeheim

Working Woman (uncredited)

Production Crew

Erich Pommer

Erich Pommer

Producer

Edited By

Fritz Lang

Fritz Lang

Editor

Costume and Makeup

Aenne Willkomm

Aenne Willkomm

Costume Design

Sound

Gottfried Huppertz

Gottfried Huppertz

Original Music Composer

Frank Strobel

Frank Strobel

Conductor

Otto Harzner

Otto Harzner

Original Music Composer

Visual Effects

Eugen Schüfftan

Eugen Schüfftan

Visual Effects

Camera

Karl Freund

Karl Freund

Camera Operator

Günther Rittau

Günther Rittau

Camera Operator

Robert Baberske

Robert Baberske

First Assistant Camera

Walter Ruttmann

Walter Ruttmann

Director of Photography

Horst von Harbou

Horst von Harbou

Still Photographer

Lighting

Not currently known.

Art Department

Edgar G. Ulmer

Edgar G. Ulmer

Set Designer

Karl Vollbrecht

Karl Vollbrecht

Set Designer

Erich Kettelhut

Erich Kettelhut

Set Designer

Otto Hunte

Otto Hunte

Set Designer

Walter Schulze-Mittendorff

Walter Schulze-Mittendorff

Sculptor

Other Crew

Konstantin Irmen-Tschet

Konstantin Irmen-Tschet

Special Effects

Erich Kettelhut

Erich Kettelhut

Production Office Assistant

Erich Holder

Erich Holder

Production Office Assistant

Rudi George

Rudi George

Production Artist

Ernst Kunstmann

Ernst Kunstmann

Special Effects

Hans Taussig

Hans Taussig

Production Office Assistant

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