Archive of films The Spiders II (The Diamond Ship) / Die Spinnen II (Das Brillantenschiff)

Germany
1920, 90 min

Section: Treasures from the National Film Archive
Year: 2007

Having eliminated her rival, the criminal Lio Sha spins a web of intrigue together with her other “Spiders”, in a plot to abduct the daughter of John Terry, the “King of the Diamonds”. Kay Hoog, on the trail of a unique diamond, discovers that it is located on the Falkland Islands, and so he sets out to find it – with the “Spiders” on his heels...


Synopsis

Fritz Lang embarked upon the second part of The Spiders knowing that there was not enough money to make the originally planned four-part series, thus he had to compress the plot of his novel of the same name and come up with a denouement at the end of the second film. Having eliminated her rival, the criminal Lio Sha spins a web of intrigue together with her other “Spiders”, in order to abduct the daughter of John Terry, the “King of the Diamonds”. Adventurer Kay Hoog, on the trail of a unique diamond, discovers that it is located on the Falkland Islands, and so he sets out to find it – with the “Spiders” on his heels... Unlike the first part, the sequel, The Diamond Ship, has survived almost intact.

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Treasures from the National Film Archive
   
Director: Fritz Lang
Screenplay: Fritz Lang
Dir. of Photography: Karl Freud, Emil Schünemann
Producer: Erich Pommer
Production: Decla – Bioscop
Cast: Lil Dagover, Carl de Vogt, Ressel Orla, Georg John, Rudolf Lettinger, Thea Zander

Guests

Blažena Urgošíková

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