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The Tomb of Love (1959)
"Das indische Grabmal" (original title)

 -  Adventure  -  October 1960 (USA)
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Harald Berger and his Indian lover, the temple dancer Seetha, desperately flee from the shikaris (cavalry) of Eschanapur's maharajah Chandra, who burn a whole village just for letting them ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Paul Hubschmid ...
Harald Berger / Henri Mercier in French Version (as Paul Christian)
Walter Reyer ...
Maharadjaj Chandra
Claus Holm ...
Dr. Walter Rhodes
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Seetha's servant (credit only)
Valéry Inkijinoff ...
Yama
Sabine Bethmann ...
Irene Rhodes
Angela Portaluri ...
Peasant
René Deltgen ...
Prince Ramigani
Guido Celano ...
General Dagh
Jochen Brockmann ...
Padhu - Ramigani's ally
Richard Lauffen ...
Browana
Jochen Blume ...
Asagara - the Engineer
Helmut Hildebrand ...
Ramigani's servant
Panos Papadopulos ...
Dagh's messenger
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Harald Berger and his Indian lover, the temple dancer Seetha, desperately flee from the shikaris (cavalry) of Eschanapur's maharajah Chandra, who burn a whole village just for letting them pass invoking traditional hospitality. A spider weaves a web so the trackers won't look for them in a Shiva temple, but she is caught outside, he left for dead after a steep fall into a crocodile-infested water. Meanwhile his sister Irene and brother-in-law Dr. Walter Rhode, the architect who refuses to build a tomb to bury Seetah alive for scorning the ruler's love before the hospital he was asked for, guess the truth, and try to make their assigned Indian servant Asagara talk, who dreads incriminating his sovereign. She can't believe Chandra's claim Harald was killed on a tiger-hunt, and the architect finds the bloody shirt he produces doesn't have the button she mended. Prince Ramigani plots seizing Chandra's throne with rajah Padhu, courtiers and the corrupt General Dagh, as soon as Chandra ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Der deutsche Millionen-Film!

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Release Date:

October 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La tumba india  »

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Budget:

DEM 20,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the french-dubbed version, known as "Le tombeau hindou" - released in July 1959, Debra Paget is dubbed by Michèle Montel, Paul Hubschmid by Michel Roux, Walter Reyer by Jean-Claude Michel, Claus Holm by Daniel Clérice, Sabine Bethmann by Nadine Alari, Rene Deltgen by Yves Brainville and Jochen Blume by Roger Rudel. See more »

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Cardboard, dated and juvenile movie...Can't believe it's Fritz Lang.
7 April 2008 | by (Vancouver, BC, Canada) – See all my reviews

Avoid "Indian Tomb" unless you're ten or younger. This corny adventure film, although colorfully filmed on location in India, never rises to the occasion. The characters are all one-dimensional, especially the "hero" of the film. His role has barely any dialog and his action scenes are weak and unconvincing. The female lead is beautiful but looks about as "Indian" as Michelle Pfeiffer.

The main Indian characters are mostly white actors in make-up! Their long, talky scenes will tempt you to press "fast-forward". Some parts are done well, such as the snake-dance and the leper cave, but they don't make up for long stretches of cardboard performances.

The dialog the actors speak comes from a seventh-rate comic book. The head-priest character has a ridiculously dubbed voice.

Though directed in 1959 by the usually great Fritz Lang, it more resembles a simplistic, lesser adventure serial from the 1930s. Lang bombed if he thought he was producing a work for mature audiences.

I was very disappointed in this film. Suitable viewing for children and Fritz Lang completists only.


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