GERMANS REVOLT, 1918 Berliners take to the streets and end the Kaiser's reign. A series of shots shows speakers exhorting crowds. More shots of angry, protesting citizens. CU of a box of guns and rifles, hands reaching in to grab them. Dramatic footage of men with weapons running down nighttime streets wet with rain.
STREET FIGHTING IN BERLIN In January, 1919, a volunteer army crushes Germans demonstrating for a soviet-style revolution. Great historic footage of marchers carrying pro-communist banners and the red flag through Berlin. Troops arrive with trucks and armored vehicles. Overhead shot shows smoke from weapons fire and demonstrators fleeing. Gripping shots of chaos in the street. A group of soldiers stands with weapons on sidewalk.
COME TO THE CABARET A montage of 1920s Berlin nightlife. Various shots in caberets of chorus girls performing, customers clapping, bands playing. A man clinks glasses and drinks champagne with three young women. CUs of dancers' arms and legs. Taxis fill nighttime streets. POV shot shows brightly lit store windows going by. Two shots of people wearing grotesque, oversized masks. A masked figure holds a beer stein and picks his nose.
BERLIN CHEERS VON HINDENBURG Excited crowds in Berlin cheer the appearance of Paul Von Hindenburg as he assumes the presidency of Germany. An overhead shot shows the size of the crowd on both sides of Hindenburg's motorcade. He descends steps amidst entourgage and enters convertible. CU of new president. Cars ride past Brandenburg Gate. Waving, cheering crowd.
GERMAN TROOPS IN WW I BATTLE German footage from WW I shows troops running through gaps in barbed wire fences. In an overhead shot, soldiers advance in a bleak landscape of explosions and smoke. CU of dirt flying through the air as shells go off.
BERLIN SENDS OFF THE BOYS In Berlin at the start of WW I, troops, some on horseback, parade down city streets. Onlookers wave and cheer. One shot shows a daschund wearing a dog-sized pointy Prussian helmet. A woman leads a group of young soldiers in song. Another young woman pins a flower on a gruff soldier's lapel. Helmeted soldiers board a troop train.
VILLAIN TAUNTS WIMPY COWBOY Wide shot of shack in secluded mountain valley. Villain shoves coffee cup from cowboy and shows him newspaper. The villain grabs the cowboy by the shirt and punches him. The cowboy crashes to the floor and the villain leaves.
FLYING OVER BERLIN A propeller airplane flies overhead, filling the screen. On board, passengers look out of windows. POV shot shows the city of Berlin below, including letters on the ground that spell out the city's name.
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