Re the 40-minute long silent version of DAS BLAUE LICHT: Paul Malone's mention of the Pathescope logo clears up this little mystery. Pathescope means 9.5mm - i.e. this was a cut-down version for rental and/or sale to owners of home movie projectors - Pathescope was the trade name used for 9.5mm cameras and projectors. I doubt if the horrendous soundtrack is of the same provenance as the print - although optical soundtracks were put on 9.5mm prints, this did not happen until the late 1930s. Given that the original film had sound (and therefore, if they were going to release this domestic version with any sound at all, why not use the live dialogue) this silent version was probably edited and intertitled especially for 9.5mm, and some NTD or video distributor who picked up the rights was probably responsible for the soundtrack at a much later date. 9.5mm was quite a popular domestic format in Britain and France, but as far as I know did not really catch on in the US, which would explain the intertitles in UK English. L __________________________________ Leo Enticknap Postgraduate Common Room School of English University of Exeter Queen's Building, The Queen's Drive Exeter Devon EX4 4QH United Kingdom email: [log in to unmask] ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.