Metropolis premiered #OnThisDay in 1927

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Fritz Lang’s epic science-fiction drama, Metropolis, premiered in Berlin on 10 January 1927. The original cut of Metropolis has been lost and for decades only shorter versions of the film could be seen. However, over the years, various elements of footage have been rediscovered and in 2010 a new restoration was released on DVD and…… Continue reading Metropolis premiered #OnThisDay in 1927

Rare archive film of Santa Claus

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Early film footage of Santa Claus is rare. But here are three very old clips from Pathe News featuring Santa and assorted hangers-on and helpers. 1914 / 18 Santa takes presents to children in Hackney during WW1. 1921 Santa flies from Ingatestone to Croydon and delivers presents. 1928 Santa takes presents to sick…… Continue reading Rare archive film of Santa Claus