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    Spies (MGM - UFA, 1928). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Fritz Lang, one of Germany's most celebrated directors, whose works include "Metropolis," "M," and "Dr. Mabuse's Testament" before fleeing the Nazi regime to come to America to work, directed this film, right after "Metropolis." Considered by many to be one of Lang's great German masterpieces, "Spies" is the forerunner of every espionage thriller to come. It is thought by many that Ian Fleming must have been familiar with this film as so many elements were later used in his classic "James Bond" stories, such as the handsome hero called Agent 326, and a sinister villain in a wheelchair whose accomplice is a beautiful woman who falls in love with the hero. There are exciting action sequences and chases involving a crashing train and motorcycles. This is the ultimate pre-James Bond, Bond film. The posters for this film are almost non-existent with only one other copy of this poster ever surfacing. This is one of the rare "Rotogravure" style posters that M-G-M used to promote their larger productions. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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    October, 2002
    10th-13th Thursday-Sunday
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