Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Lost "Metropolis" Footage Found In Argentina (Huh?)
Apparently, Nazis aren't the only Germans who've been hiding out in Buenos Aires all these years...
That a copy of the original print of "Metropolis" even existed in Buenos Aires was the result of another piece of serendipity. An Argentine film distributor, Adolfo Wilson, happened to be in Berlin when the film had its premiere, liked what he saw so much that he immediately purchased rights, and returned to Argentina with the reels in his luggage.