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    Spies (MGM, 1928). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    Immediately following his landmark science fiction epic Metropolis (1927), genius director Fritz Lang completed this smaller film. Based on an original story by Lang's wife, Thea von Harbou (who had also penned Metropolis), this action/espionage film tells the story of a criminal mastermind named Haghi (Rudolf Klein-Rogge, who portrayed Rotwang, the insane inventor in Metropolis) spearheading a Russian spy ring centered in London. British Agent 326 (Willy Fritsch) rushes to break up the operation, using a variety of hi-tech gadgets, such as disappearing ink, bulletproof wallets, and concealed microphones. If you think this sounds like an early James Bond, you're right; Spies is considered the precursor to all later espionage thrillers. Pinholes in the corners, smudging in the borders, and a pencil mark in the border and background do not detract from the desirability of this piece. As cleverly crafted as the film itself, this title lobby card is one to own. Fine/Very Fine.


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    November, 2011
    18th-19th Friday-Saturday
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