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The Spiders - Episode 2: The Diamond Ship (1920)

Die Spinnen, 2. Teil - Das Brillantenschiff (original title)
Kay Hoog wants to stop the organisation "Die Spinnen" to get a certain diamond, that will give the owning woman the crown of Asia, but the man, who should be the owner of that diamond, ... See full summary »

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Fritz Lang

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Fritz Lang
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Credited cast:
Carl de Vogt ... Kay Hoog
Ressel Orla ... Lio Sha
Georg John ... The Master
Rudolf Lettinger Rudolf Lettinger ... John Terry, the King of Diamonds
Thea Zander Thea Zander ... Ellen Terry
Reiner Steiner Reiner Steiner ... Kapitän des Diamantenschiffs
Friedrich Kühne Friedrich Kühne ... All-Hab-Mah
Edgar Pauly Edgar Pauly ... Vierfinger-John
Meinhart Maur Meinhart Maur ... Chinese Spider
Paul Morgan ... Jewish Spider
Karl Römer Karl Römer ... Baker (as K.A. Römer)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Rehkopf Paul Rehkopf ... Underworld Figure
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Kay Hoog wants to stop the organisation "Die Spinnen" to get a certain diamond, that will give the owning woman the crown of Asia, but the man, who should be the owner of that diamond, doesn't know of its existence.... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Referenced in Der Fall Metropolis (2003) See more »

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Wretchedly Worse Sequel
21 August 1999 | by AthanatosSee all my reviews

Unless you're into film history, stay away from this thing!

The plot is slapdash. The hero blithely drops from a flying plane, onto the roof of a building. ("Oof!") A la Jack Armstrong, there's a completely unexplained escape. A homing pigeon finds its way to a moving ship at sea. Obscure clues are identified immediately against all odds while obvious clues go ignored for centuries. Poison gas conveniently appears ex machina. As in The Golden Sea, the pacing is haphazard.

(Poor Ed Wood! How can we bash the guy when he probably learned his "art" from films such as this by Fritz Lang?)

BTW, in this film, unlike in The Golden Sea, some of the characters amazingly don't look German (though for some reason our American hero very much dresses like a German; more so than in The Golden Sea); instead, the non-Teutonic Chinese are made to look like vermin.


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Country:

Germany

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Release Date:

8 November 1979 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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