DE 1924. D: Nunzio Malasomma. Cast: Luciano Albertini, Magnus Stifter. 79 mins.
In Nunzio Malasomma’s “sensational film” MISTER RADIO, Luciano Albertini plays a reclusive engineer who lives in the mountains. His pioneering research into radio waves earned him the nickname “Mister Radio”, and his latest invention can safely prevent railroad accidents. Big-city excursionists end his solitude with a climbing accident: he falls in love with the daughter of the man who killed his father. Albertini’s stunts, filmed in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains near Rathen, are still dizzying for today’s viewers. As the Film-Kurier put it on September 6, 1924: “With Albertini, all the heaviness of the matter is released in playful lightness.