Theme Month! December 2017: I Spy

Wow, the last theme month of 2017 is here and it’s a good one! I asked my wonderful patrons to vote and the winning theme turned out to be… shh! I could tell you but then I’d have to kill you.

Okay, just kidding. I’ll tell you and nobody will get killed other than the casts of a couple of films. We’re covering spy films of the silent era and I am happy to say that there will be a 50/50 split with male and female directors… and spies.

In the meantime, here are some of the spy pictures I have already covered on this site. Be sure to share your favorites as well!

Spies (1928)

Duh. Fritz Lang’s stylish feature is still influencing espionage pictures.

The Heart of a Hero (1916)

A spy story from the American Revolution, all about Nathan Hale.

The Fighting Eagle (1927)

The Napoleonic swashbuckler leaves the spy stuff to Phyllis Haver, a very good move as it turns out.

Claws of Gold (1926)

This Colombian picture deals with the shenanigans involved in the leadup to building the Panama Canal.

Hotel Imperial (1927)

Pola Negri plays a hotel chambermaid who helps deal with spies and pervy generals. She gets just a bit sick of the latter.


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  1. Emma L

    It looks like Pola actually created the very first exercise video.
    (I’ve just got to watch Hotel Imperial and Spies – they sound so good!)

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