The Spiders, Part 1: The Golden Sea (1919)

Article #723 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 3-8-2003
Posting Date: 8-5-2003
Directed by Fritz Lang
Featuring Carl de Vogt, Ressel Orla, Georg John

An adventurer competes with a criminal organization to reach an island inhabited by Incan descendants with a vast treasure.

I’ve already covered the second part of this projected series (of which four parts were planned but only the first two were made), and I’d watched the first part then so that I would know what was going on. My print runs about 56 minutes, though that does not match the times I see on IMDB. At this time, it is extremely fast-moving; it’s almost a little hard to follow at times because of that, but there’s no doubt it’s energetic. It’s quite good (once again, it makes me wish that Lang had directed THE INDIAN TOMB), though not quite up to the level of some of his later classics.


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