The Spiders (Die Spinnen)

Directed by Fritz Lang
Year: 1919
Running Time: 173 minutes
Country: Germany
Language: English intertitles

With this exotic adventure film, director Fritz Lang established himself as a master of epic storytelling, a talent that would reach its pinnacle in such monumental films as Metropolis and Die Nibelungen. Influenced by the French serials of Louis Feuillade (Fantômas) and infused with Lang’s own fascination with Asian culture, THE SPIDERS follows international adventurer Kay Hoog (Carl de Vogt) in his quest for Incan gold and the precious “Buddha’s head” diamond. Along the way, he must contend with an organization of criminal spies known as The Spiders, who will employ any form of treachery, including murder, to snatch the artifacts from his possession.

EPISODE ONE: THE GOLDEN SEA (Der Goldene See) 1919 69 min.
EPISODE TWO: THE DIAMOND SHIP (Das Brillantenschiff) 1920 104 min.

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Cast
Georg John
Lil Dagover
Paul Morgan
Carl de Vogt
Ressel Orla
Rudolf Lettinger

Crew
Art Directors Carl Ludvig Kirmse, Otto Hunte and Hermann Warm
Writer Fritz Lang
Composed by Ben Model
Directed by Fritz Lang