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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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DEM 20,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

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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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Based on an original story by Thea Von Harbou made famous by Richard Eichberg. See more »

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Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Toutes les histoires (1988) See more »

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Fritz Lang's Indian Epic, part II

In the end of Der Tiger von Eschnapur the two lovers were in the middle of a sandstorm.Harald Berger (Paul Hubschmid), the German architect and his Indian lover, dancer Seetha (Debra Paget) were chased through the desert by shikaris (cavalry) of Eschnapur's maharajah Chandra (Walter Reyer).They get into a Shiva temple, where a spider weaves a web so the trackers won't look for them in there.But Seetha is caught inside.He has to try and survive alone, and to safe the one he loves.But it's not going to be easy.His sister Irene (Sabine Bethmann) and her husband, architect Walter Rhode (Claus Holm) are suspicious,after Chandra has asked him to build a tomb for Seetha, who is still alive.She won't believe that her brother has died on a tiger hunt.Meanwhile, prince Ramigani (René Deltgen) wants to seize Chandra's throne.Das Indische Grabmal (1959) was the second last film Fritz Lang directed.His Indian epic is based on work he did forty years earlier on a silent version of Das Indische Grabmal.He wrote the screenplay with his wife of the time, Thea von Harbou, who also starred Die Nibelungen movies.It based on Harbou's novel of the same name.Both of these adventure films offer many thrills.The subterranean scenes are very thrilling.And to see Harald chained, trying to fight his way into freedom.It's a very sexy scene where Seetha dances to charm the cobra in that most revealing costume.The conclusion of this story is well told.


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