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The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime | 1 January 1933 (USA)
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

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Thomas Kent
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Hardy
Oskar Höcker ...
Bredow
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Juwelen-Anna
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Lithograph / Litographer
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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
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Prof. Dr. Baum (as Oscar Beregi)
Wera Liessem ...
Lilli
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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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In His Warped and Evil Brain the Lust to KILL...KILL...KILL! (1952 re-release) See more »

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1 January 1933 (USA)  »

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The Crimes of Dr. Mabuse  »

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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

[first lines]
Inspector Lohmann: "Magic Fire Music," old man.
[whistles]
Inspector Lohmann: You know that one, Müller? That's from "Die Walküre". Those are the girls who carry dead police inspectors directly up to heaven from the Alexanderplatz with a "Hey ho." On horseback.
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Followed by Dr. M schlägt zu (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Die Walküre (The Valkyries)
(1856) (uncredited)
Written by Richard Wagner
Portion hummed by Klaus Pohl
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A not to be missed masterpiece of suspense filmmaking
27 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

Even today The Testament of Dr Mabuse is refreshingly original and at times startling to watch. Lang was truly one of the greats of cinema and along with Alfred Hitchcock basically invented the suspense film. This film is also the reason Lang left Germany, as it wasn't viewed kindly by the newly elected government.


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