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Spies (1928)
"Spione" (original title)

 -  Thriller  -  10 March 1929 (USA)
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The mastermind behind a ubiquitous spy operation learns of a dangerous romance between a Russian lady in his employ and a dashing agent from the government's secret service.

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Complete credited cast:
Rudolf Klein-Rogge ...
Haghi
Gerda Maurus ...
Sonya Baranilkowa
Lien Deyers ...
Kitty
Louis Ralph ...
Hans Morrier (Hans Morriera, English version)
Craighall Sherry ...
Burton Jason / Miles Jason
Willy Fritsch ...
No. 326 (Det. Donald Tremaine, English version)
Paul Hörbiger ...
Chauffeur Franz
Hertha von Walther ...
Lady Leslane
Lupu Pick ...
Doctor Masimoto (Matsumoto, English version)
Fritz Rasp ...
Colonel Jellusic (Ivan Stepanov, English version)
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Haghi is a criminal mastermind whose ubiquitous spy operation is always several steps ahead of the police and the government's secret service. Enter Agent 326, the daring and dashing young man, who thinks his disguise as a dirty, bearded vagrant is fooling the unknown mastermind and his minions. But Haghi is well aware of 326's existence and what he looks like. Enter Sonya, a Russian lady in Haghi's employ. Haghi wants Sonya to subvert the efforts of the government agent, but doesn't count on her falling in love with him. Meanwhile, Haghi is anxious to get his hands on a Japanese peace treaty in the possession of the cunning Doctor Masimoto, whose mistress is also in his employ. Written by J. Spurlin

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When Agent 326 trails Sonya to Col. Jellusic's apartment you can see posters for Fritz Lang's prior film, Metropolis (1927), on the street walls in the background. See more »

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Haghi: Curtain!
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Referenced in The 39 Steps (1935) See more »

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Even without music I was enthralled for 3 hours.
15 April 2000 | by (nyc) – See all my reviews

I saw the restored version which is an hour longer than the print commonly available. Lang did some amazing things with text and graphics. His great reputation for innovation is well deserved.

This film is also very funny at times... as a result of intentional exaggeration for the most part. The level of expressionist abstraction allows one to view the mechanisms of the plot at some distance... the better to enjoy the formal qualities of Lang's vision.


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