Film (1929). Gaumont. Dir Maurice Elvey, starring Benita Hume, Jameson Thomas, Basil Gill, James Carew. Screenplay L'Estrange Fawcett, based on a play by Noel Pemberton-Billing. 95 mins, cut to 69 mins. B/w.
   This forgotten curiosity, one of the earliest UK sound movies, was quite a big film in its day, when it was seen as a kind of English METROPOLIS (1926)-a comparison that does not for an instant hold water. Set in the world of 1940 (a Channel tunnel, tv, aeroplanes landing on London skyscrapers), itenvisages a tense political situation between United Europe, to which England belongs, and a United America. The Peace League saves the worldfrom war by assassinating the leader of United Europe. The production design is singularly unstriking and the story absurd.

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