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The Red Circle (1960)
"Der rote Kreis" (original title)

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A strange, red circle appears on the neck of a man saved from the guillotine. What is its mysterious meaning? Tragically, it turns out to be something of a family curse, as each generation ... See full summary »

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Renate Ewert ...
Thalia Drummond
Klausjürgen Wussow ...
Derrick Yale
Karl-Georg Saebisch ...
Insp. Parr (as Karl Georg Saebisch)
Thomas Alder ...
Jack Beardmore
Ernst Fritz Fürbringer ...
Sir Archibald Morton (as Ernst W. Fürbringer)
Erica Beer ...
Mrs. Carlyle
Fritz Rasp ...
Froyant
Eddi Arent ...
Sgt. Haggett
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Lady Doringham
Ulrich Beiger ...
Osborne
Richard Lauffen ...
Marles
Heinz Klevenow ...
Brabazon
Alfred Schlageter ...
Mr. Beardmore
Panos Papadopulos ...
Matrose Selby
Albert Watson ...
Sgt. Johnson
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A strange, red circle appears on the neck of a man saved from the guillotine. What is its mysterious meaning? Tragically, it turns out to be something of a family curse, as each generation thereafter bears the same sign, which in turn leads to blackmail and murder. Written by Anonymous

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22 August 1960 (Denmark)  »

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The Crimson Circle  »

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DEM 600,000 (estimated)
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After the huge success of "Der Frosch mit der Maske" (1959) which cost 600,000 DEM to make, Rialto Film was willing to put 1,000,000 DEM into this production. However, when the film was finished, the overall amount of the budget used turned out to be almost exactly as high as the first film's budget and approximately 400,000 DEM were left. See more »

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Good but unremarkable Wallace thriller
26 August 2007 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Another in the German Wallace cycle involving multiple murders and blackmail as the result of an execution that went wrong seven years earlier. Good but not great this film never really added up to much more than people moving around trying to figure out who the villain was and to stay far enough on his good side that they didn't end up dead. To be honest while it isn't a bad movie, its quite good, its very generic as these things go, blending so much into the mass of German Wallace films that I started to nod off towards the end. Its not the fault of the film entirely since I am under the weather, but at the same time I kind of allowed my self to drift because I sort of felt I knew where it was going. Worth a look on Late night TV or if you are in an undemanding mood.


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