September 17th, 2014
Rudolf Klein-Rogge defends his creation in Metropolis (1927)

Rudolf Klein-Rogge defends his creation in Metropolis (1927)

very early example of a “making of” featurette for Silent Enemy (1930)

very early example of a “making of” featurette for Silent Enemy (1930)

The Ojibwe tribe in The Silent Enemy (1930)

The Ojibwe tribe in The Silent Enemy (1930)

American publicity still for Metropolis (1927)

American publicity still for Metropolis (1927)

The Silent Enemy (1930) was filmed in Temagami Forest Reserve, Ontario, Canada.

The Silent Enemy (1930) was filmed in Temagami Forest Reserve, Ontario, Canada.

The Silent Enemy (1930) features Ontario, Canada’s Ojibwe tribe.

The Silent Enemy (1930) features Ontario, Canada’s Ojibwe tribe.

American lobby card for Metropolis (1927)

American lobby card for Metropolis (1927)

Metropolis premiered Jan 10, 1927 in Germany and Mar 6, 1927 in the US

Metropolis premiered Jan 10, 1927 in Germany and Mar 6, 1927 in the US

they had faces then in Metropolis (1927)

they had faces then in Metropolis (1927)

Chief Yellow Robe appears in a spoken introduction to The Silent Enemy (1930).  The rest of the film is silent, with the Chief also appearing as tribal leader Chetoga.

Chief Yellow Robe appears in a spoken introduction to The Silent Enemy (1930).  The rest of the film is silent, with the Chief also appearing as tribal leader Chetoga.

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Brigitte Helm in Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927)
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Brigitte Helm in Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927)

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The Silent Enemy (1930) features one of the first examples of a shot using a zoom lens.

The Silent Enemy (1930) features one of the first examples of a shot using a zoom lens.

Maria, the original Fembot, in Metropolis (1927)

Maria, the original Fembot, in Metropolis (1927)

re-release poster for The SIlent Enemy (1930)

re-release poster for The SIlent Enemy (1930)