Friday, May 19, 2017

The Robots of Ripley (1935)

GUKF (Soviet Union)
Directed by Aleksandr Andriyevsky
My rating: 1.5 stars out of 4

A Russian engineer designs a robot with which he hopes to help ordinary workers. During a demonstration, the robot accidentally kills a man and is destroyed. The engineer then designs a bigger, stronger robot, and throngs of them. The workers fear their jobs will be taken away and revolt. Overtly political film has some entertaining moments, both intended and unintended, but stilted acting is difficult to overcome.

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