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    Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler - Ein Bild der Zeit (UFA, 1922). French Grande (47" X 63"). Although this wasn't German director Fritz Lang's first film, it was certainly the film that solidified his reputation as one of Germany's most important filmmakers. The story (translated as "Dr. Mabuse, the Player- A Picture of the Time") was set in Berlin during the Weimar Republic and as the stock market grew, so did the plans of taking over it by Dr. Mabuse. He was a master criminal whose gang used their genius to hypnotize and swindle the wealthy out of inside information and ultimately their money. The film was long, running almost five hours, and was therefore released in two parts. The first half was released in April 1922 and the second portion in May 1922. This French poster, a rare horizontal Grande affiche, is from the second portion of the film. There are tears, cracks in the art, stains and chipping in the borders. This poster, with art by Maleta, is dated 1923 which is probably when the film was first released in France. Very Good- on Linen.

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