Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Airship Destroyer - 1909

Country: United Kingdom
Director: Walter R. Booth
Writers: Walter R. Booth (screenplay), Jules Verne (story)
Also known as: Der Luftkrieg der Zukunft (Germany), The Aerial Torpedo (UK - reissue title), The Battle in the Clouds (USA)
Production Co: Urban Trading Company
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Explosion | Armored Car | Part Animated
Genres: Short | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
An inventor uses a wireless controlled flying torpedo to destroy enemy airships.
The burning fuse of one of the explosions near the armored car can be seen on the ground, before we see the streak that is supposed to be the aerial bomb hitting the ground.
Featured in "Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood: Where It All Began (#1.1)" (1995) -  clips shown 

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