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The Spiders - Episode 1: The Golden Sea (1919)

Die Spinnen, 1. Teil - Der Goldene See (original title)
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 ... Lio Sha
Georg John ... Dr. Telphas
Lil Dagover ... Sonnenpriesterin Naela
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Biensfeldt Paul Biensfeldt
Harry Frank
Gilda Langer Gilda Langer
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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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Adventure | Western

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Not Rated
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Country:

Germany

Release Date:

8 November 1979 (USA) See more »

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The Spiders - Episode 1: The Golden Sea See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

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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Collector's Item
26 February 2001 | by eibon09See all my reviews

Die Spinnen, 1. Teil: Der Goldene See/Spiders Part 1(1919) was one of the first films to ignite the golden age of German silent film. Part 1 introduces arch villainous and adventurer Lio Sha. Part One deals with the search for the Golden Lake. This is one of the few early Fritz Lang films to be available on home video. The set designs are stunning and the costumes are wonderful. Spiders Part 1(1919) is a visual treat to behold.


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