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Metropolis Theatre Programme (1927)

Screen captures from The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933), directed by Fritz Lang, adapted from Norbert Jacques’ novels by Thea von Harbou.

At The Gutter: The Empire of Crime: Mabuse vs. Wertham vs. Marston

This week Comics Editor Carol watches The Testament of Dr. Mabuse and thinks about Fredric Wertham and William Moulton Marston.

I had a strange flash of insight while watching The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933). I had intended to use the film with my article about comics’ new crime wave, but I was haunted by resonances, so many that once I started writing I had almost two articles worth of material. So his month I offer a strange mix of mad scientists imagined and real—a fictional psychoanalyst and real mental health professionals seeking to perfect or protect society: Dr. Mabuse on one side, Dr. William Moulton Marston on the other and Dr. Fredric Wertham right in the middle. All with manifestos they believe will change–or destroy–the world.

Rudolf Klein-Rogge as Dr. Mabuse in The Testament Of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

Rudolf Klein-Rogge as Dr. Mabuse in The Testament Of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

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Christmas greetings from Fritz Lang and the crew of Metropolis

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Christmas greetings from Fritz Lang and the crew of Metropolis