Spione (Spies) (The Spy)
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Spies (Spione) was the first independent production of German "thriller" director Fritz Lang. The years-ahead-of-its-time plotline involves Russian espionage activity in London. The mastermind is Haghi (Rudolph Klein-Rogge), a supposedly respectable carnival sideshow entertainer. Heading the good guys is Agent 326 (Willy Fritsch), with the help of defecting Russian spy Sonya (Gerda Maurus). The film moves swiftly to several potential climaxes, each one more exciting than its predecessor. Haghi's ultimate demise is a superbly staged Pirandellian vignette. Anticipating Citizen Kane… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The spy thriller gets one's adrenaline going because of its breakneck pace and bizarre feel."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Maybe there's a movie more entertaining than Spies; it's possible. But if so, this is one critic who would like to know its name."
‑ Jake Euker, Filmcritic.com
"Inventive, delightful, superbly made spy thriller."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Superb, entertaining Lang silent"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"This is the Fritz Lang method: pose a question, then answer it, though never in any sort of predictable rhythm."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Slant Magazine
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