On of the bad things about this movie is that roughly 1/4 of it doesn’t exist any more. The people who restored the film for the DVD tried to work around this by putting up sections pulled from the screen-play, but it was jarring in many places, as whole sub-plots had been lost. Apparently (according to the special features) the original film was released in Germany and when it was translated to English for the American release, the translator cut out the 1/4 of the film that is now missing. After showing for a short period of time in Germany, the film was pulled and redistributed with a German cut similar to the edited American version. And apparently no one saved the original. Why? The movie bombed when it was released in 1927. Then, later, it was rediscovered and achieved a sort of revival during the 1980s. It depressed me very much that so much of the movie seems lost forever because the part that was there impressed me so greatly.
This movie is kind of strange sort of retro / science-fiction / oppressed-working-class type of movie featuring a mad scientist, a pacifist and her evil twin robot (no joke!). Even the special effects were decent—there were no flying hubcaps suspended from strings in this movie. I was entertained the whole time, and I definitely recommend seeing this movie.