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The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
"Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse" (original title)

 -  Crime | Fantasy | Horror  -  1952 (USA)
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A new crime wave grips the city and all clues seem to lead to the nefarious Dr. Mabuse, even though he has been imprisoned in a mental asylum for nearly a decade.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudolf Klein-Rogge ...
Gustav Diessl ...
Rudolf Schündler ...
Oskar Höcker ...
Theo Lingen ...
Camilla Spira ...
Juwelen-Anna
Paul Henckels ...
Lithograph / Litographer
Otto Wernicke ...
Theodor Loos ...
Dr. Kramm
Hadrian Maria Netto ...
Nicolai Griforiew (as Hadrian M. Netto)
Paul Bernd ...
Erpresser / Blackmailer
Henry Pleß ...
Bulle
Adolf E. Licho ...
Dr. Hauser
Oscar Beregi Sr. ...
Prof. Dr. Baum (as Oscar Beregi)
Wera Liessem ...
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Storyline

Berlin police inspector Lohmann investigates a case, in which all clues lead to a man, who's in a hospital for mental illnesses for since many years - Dr. Mabuse. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Fritz Lang's Meisterwerk. Der Gewaltigste Film der Gegenwart. (Fritz Lang's masterpiece. The most tremendous film of the present.)

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Crime | Fantasy | Horror

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1952 (USA)  »

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The Crimes of Dr. Mabuse  »

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In his autobiography "Timebends," Arthur Miller speculates that his unconscious mind picked the name "Loman" for Willy Loman, the protagonist of his greatest play, "Death of a Salesman" (1947), from the name of Kriminalkomissar Lohmann in "Das Testament das Dr. Mabuse." See more »

Goofs

Hofmeister supposedly scratches Mabuse's name in a window pane of his apartment with a ring, but Hofmeister is not wearing any rings when Division 2-B enter his apartment. See more »

Quotes

Kriminalkomissar Lohmann: [during a shoot-out] I'm getting fed up with this!
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Referenced in Jönssonligan & den svarta diamanten (1992) See more »

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Die Walküre (The Valkyries)
(1856) (uncredited)
Written by Richard Wagner
Portion hummed by Klaus Pohl
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The most timely film I saw in 2001!
13 March 2002 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

Fritz Lang's last German film was was a warning shot over the bow regarding where the world was headed. He was right, and he was run out of Germany.

Everyone should be forced to watch this wonderful film. Not only is the film making incredible for the time - it is incredible period. And talk about suspenseful. I was glued to my seat and I never looked at my watch. A real testament these days, as I often find myself looking at my watch several times when watching recent Hollywood fare. Fritz Lang was brilliant!


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