THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE (Fritz Lang, 1933)

Fritz Lang’s two-part Doktor Mabuse, der Spieler (Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler, 1922) portrayed a decadent German society whose criminal mastermind, Mabuse, both orchestrated evil and embodied it. Authorities apprehend the madman that Mabuse either has become or has always been. Regardless, Lang’s delayed sequel finds Mabuse locked up in his asylum cell, from which he […]