Spies (1928)

Not Rated   |    |  Romance, Thriller


Spies (1928) Poster

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.


7.6/10
3,052

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast



Director:

Fritz Lang

Writers:

Thea von Harbou (novel), Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou (screenplay)

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


16 November 1998 | boris-26
Brief review
Fritz Lang was one of the great silent film directors (His talkies are great as well) and this is his best silent film. Agents target the mysterious Haghi (Rudolf Klien-Rogge), a master criminal out to topple the banks of the world. The pursuit includes a seductive young female spy driving a Japanese business man to hari-kiri, assassinations, a chase and a showdown on a train (that collides in one heck of a sequence.) The film concludes with Haghi trapped on a stage where he is dressed as a clown (Why a powerful bank president moonlights as a third rate clown has always puzzled me.) Alfred Hitchcock openly cites this brillaint film as an influence. Also, there is a priceless glimpse of 1920's Germany here- the decadence of Berlin, where apartment dwellers turn their tiny flats into bars for extra cash. Even when the film plays in its complete 3 hour form, it's an exciting time at the movies.

Critic Reviews



Find Summer Love With These Streaming Movies

Discover three films that capture the spirit of summer love, including a Chicago coming-of-age drama, a passionate Harlem romance, and a rom-com with Maya Erskine and Jack Quaid.

Watch the video

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com