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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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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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The film was not shown to the German public until August 24, 1951 when it was presented in an edited 111 minute version. See more »

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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 »

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Kriminalkomissar Lohmann: [during a shoot-out] I'm getting fed up with this!
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The prototype thriller
16 February 2006 | by (england) – See all my reviews

The film reads like a trainer for all the thrillers that came thereafter: The staring face reminiscent of 'Alien', the scary opening scene, which deserves to be better known, the tough but lovable cop, the haunted (literally) master criminal, the asylum, the heroine with an excuse to get her dress all wet and clingy, the Mae West look-alike, the spooky special effects, the explosions and the fires (real ones not your computer generated rubbish), the shoot out, the chase through the woods, the car chase, the high tech gadgets (using 78 vinyl!). There's even what looks like a placement add (Mercedes, during the car chase). Yes, all the thriller clichés are there but way back in 1933 they weren't clichés. Unfortunately some rather wooden acting by the heroine, Wera Liessem, who seems to be stuck in silent film mode, mars the film.

As for the political overtones, I'm not sure if these were deliberate. Lang's stories about himself were as fantastical as his films, especially the one about being offered the head of the Reich films.


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