S.O.S. ICEBERG (1933) - Filmed in both an English and German version, this is for the US release which had Tay Garnett co-directing with Dr. Arnold Fanck. The last major “mountain movie” (even though it’s set in Greenland ice fields) from Dr. Fanck before he got in trouble with Joeseph Goebbels. This would also be star Leni Riefenstahl’s last film with Fanck before she was off to bigger things in the Reich.
Der mutige Seefahrer (Heinz Deppe, 1935). A timid, small-town man is tyrannized by his sisters in their grocery store. Suddenly, a rich cousin, who had emigrated abroad, calls on him to come to America. After a number of confusing events in Hamburg’s harbor and in other places, the small-town man returns as a self-assured one after everyone believed he found his death in the interim. Popular farce with a signature role for the comedian Paul Kemp.
Top Ten Lost Films #10: London After Midnight (1927) This silent movie is, arguably, the most sought after lost film. The interest here is Chaney’s portrayal of a vampire. It’s directed by Todd Browning, who later directed Dracula, with Bela Lugosi.