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    Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler - Ein Bild der Zeit Publicity Still (UFA, 1922). German Still (8.5" X 10.5"). Vintage black and white, double weight, glossy still. One of the most important and influential films from director Fritz Lang, this is one of the direct predecessors of the genre that would come to be known as film noir. Based on the book Dr. Mabuse the Gambler by Norbert Jacques, this is the story of a master criminal, played by Rudolf Kleine-Rogge (who also portrayed the inventor Rotwang in Lang's Metropolis), who plots to destroy Berlin, and make a huge profit in the process. Lang would make two additional Mabuse films in later years, one in 1933 and another in 1960. Offered here is a very rare publicity still from the original release of this classic film, with Kleine-Rogge in full make-up. It shows minor edge wear and a very light crease in the top right, as well as an identification stamp and some handwriting in pencil on the reverse. It is a valuable piece of film history that will be a centerpiece of any collection. Very Fine+.

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