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    Metropolis (UFA, 1927). French Program (8" X 11.5"). When Metropolis was premiered in Germany during January of 1927, Fritz Lang's masterpiece ran 153 minutes. That complete version was heavily cut for release in America, removing a quarter of the movie, along with a good deal of the symbolism in the movie's original footage. In Germany, in the spring of 1927, an edited version modeled roughly on the American version, was prepared and released, and that became the "standard" version of the movie. There are no known versions of the complete, unedited, print for this film and any of the original printed material has become historically significant. This program is dated March 3, 1928 and is for a Paris showing of the film. There is light soiling to the covers, a small amount of surface paper loss at the top of the front cover, and a couple of pencil notations. Fine+.

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