Gold (1934) Blu-Ray
Renowned German physicist Achenbach (Friedrich Kayssler) has made a an atom-splitting machine that he is certain will be able to turn lead into gold. On the eve of the definitive experiment a saboteur replaces the lead with an explosive, which kills Achenbach and one of his assistants. The press thinks it is merely an experiment gone horribly wrong, and ridicules Achenbach for his alchemist experiments, and blame him for having killed his assistant. Closest colleague, Werner Holk (Hans Albers), knows that Achenbach was on the verge of a great discovery, and suspects foul play.
When two goons show up on Holk’s doorstep with a proposition from Scottish businessman and scientist John Wills (Michael Bohnen), who just happens to be working on the exact same experiment, Holk smells a rat, but decides to take up Wills on his offer, just to be able to clear Achenbach’s name. It involves continuing his work in an unnamed location, but for the benefit of Mr. Wills.

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:57:28 | 29.2 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Deutsch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi

Director: Karl Hartl
Cast: Hans Albers, Friedrich Kayssler, Brigitte Helm
Country: Germany
This smart, well filmed and very successful 1934 film marked the beginning of the end for German science fiction before the Nazis banned the genre.

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