Spies (Restored Authorized Edition)

Directed by Fritz Lang

Release Year: 1928
Running Time: 143
Color Type: B&W
Country: Germany
Language: Silent with English intertitles [audio]
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Screening Info
Cast
Paul Hörbiger
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski
Hertha von Walther
Gerda Maurus
Willy Fritsch
Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Fritz Rasp

Crew
Writer Thea von Harbou
Composed by Donald Sosin
Directed by Fritz Lang

Please note, a new edition will be released on DVD and Blu-ray early 2016

Previously seen in the U.S. in a severely truncated form, Fritz Lang's elaborate superspy thriller is at last restored to its proper length.

Rudolf Kleine-Rogge stars as Haghi, the head of an elaborate criminal empire, and Willy Fritsch is the undercover agent assigned to topple the diabolical king from his throne. Filled with the sexual intrigue and high-tech gadgetry that continue to define the genre, Spies remains remarkably contemporary, even 75 years after its premiere.

This newly restored edition of Spies is composed of the best surviving 35mm film elements, assembled from archives throughout the world. It is more than 50 minutes longer than any version previously released on video.

Germany 1928 B&W 143 Min.
Directed by Fritz Lang
Screenplay by Thea von Harbou
Photographed by Fritz Arno Wagner
Art Direction: Otto Hunte, Karl Vollbrecht
With Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Gerda Maurus, Willy Fritsch, Lupu Pick, Fritz Rasp Licensed from Transit Films GMBH on behalf of the F.W. Murnau Foundation
Music Composed and Performed by Donald Sosin