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Die Spinnen, 1. Teil - Der Goldene See (1919)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Western | 8 November 1979 (USA)
Kay Hoog finds a message that indicates that some Incas are still alive, but the secret organisation "Die Spinnen" wants the Incas' gold....

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Fritz Lang

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Fritz Lang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Carl de Vogt ... Kay Hoog
Ressel Orla Ressel Orla ... Lio Sha
Georg John ... Dr. Telphas
Lil Dagover ... Sonnenpriesterin Naela
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Biensfeldt Paul Biensfeldt
Harry Frank Harry Frank
Gilda Langer Gilda Langer
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Storyline

In San Francisco, the sportsman Kay Hoog tells to the members of a club that he has found a message in a bottle with a map from a Harvard's missing professor telling about a treasure of an Inca lost civilization still alive. He decides to go to Peru to seek the gold. However, members of the secret criminal organization "The Spiders" leaded by Lio Sha break in Kay's mansion during the night and steal the map. Kay Hoog travels to Peru, where he retrieves his map and a document about the Diamond Ship from The Spiders. Later he saves the Priestess of the Sun Naela and brings her to San Francisco. However, The Spiders kill Naela and Kay Hoog promises revenge for the death of his love. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Not Rated
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Country:

Germany

Release Date:

8 November 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Spiders, Part 1: The Golden Lake See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Originally planned as a series of four films. The last two parts not made were titled 'Um Asiens Kaiserkrone' (part 3) and 'Im Spinnennetz' (part 4). See more »

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Pure Genius - Fritz Lang!
20 January 2012 | by FilmAuthoritySee all my reviews

Imagine waking up and turning over to your lover only to find her missing and a huge black spider on her pillow. Imagine parachute jumping from a hot-air balloon high above the ruins of an Incan city in Mesoamerica. Imagine the chief protagonist dressed like Batman sans cape and living shipboard in a crate complete with your favorite liquors, a reading library and arsenal. Imagine a primary character name Kay Hoog – who happens to be a man. If you can imagine that, then it might be a flash-back to this film. Fritz Lang showed his filmmaking genius early in his career with "The Spiders." These two first installments, beg for a remake and for some creative effort to produce the final two segments - "The Secret of the Sphinx" and "For Asia's Imperial Crown" - that were never made.


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