MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,132 this week

The Avenger (1960)
"Der Rächer" (original title)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Horror, Mystery  |  5 August 1960 (West Germany)
5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 210 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 5 critic

A maniac is loose in London, decapitating his victims and sending the heads to Scotland Yard.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Related News

Kinski @ 85
| MUBI

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 57 titles
created 11 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 855 titles
created 21 Apr 2012
 
a list of 2345 titles
created 25 Jul 2012
 
a list of 11 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Avenger" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Avenger (1960)

The Avenger (1960) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Avenger.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Several employees on a nobleman's estate show up at a former abbey, reputed to be haunted, to search for a hidden treasure. Howver, a mysterious hooded figure begins killing off those who may have figured out where the treasure is hidden.

Director: Franz Josef Gottlieb
Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Grit Boettcher, Dieter Borsche
Der Zinker (1963)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Scotland Yard investigates a series of murders where the victims have died by snake venom poisoning.

Director: Alfred Vohrer
Stars: Heinz Drache, Barbara Rütting, Günter Pfitzmann
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A hooded serial killer finds a novel way to murder his victims--he lashes them to death with a whip. The police try to track him down before any more murders occur.

Director: Harald Reinl
Stars: Karin Dor, Harald Leipnitz, Siegfried Lowitz
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The sister of a famous, but as yet uncaught, criminal named The Hexer is murdered. Inspector Higgins of Scotland Yard believes that The Hexer will surface to take his revenge on his ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Vohrer
Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Heinz Drache, Sophie Hardy
Horror | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Scotland Yard must discover why people are being murdered by a monstrous dog at Blackwood Castle.

Director: Alfred Vohrer
Stars: Heinz Drache, Karin Baal, Horst Tappert
Certificate: GP Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Scotland Yard is after a homicidal maniac called The Blue Hand, which is what he uses to kill his victims.

Directors: Alfred Vohrer, Samuel M. Sherman
Stars: Harald Leipnitz, Klaus Kinski, Carl Lange
Psycho-Circus (1966)
Mystery | Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A circus becomes the location for stolen loot and murder.

Directors: Werner Jacobs, John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Christopher Lee, Leo Genn, Anthony Newlands
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A woman is kidnapped and her identity is stolen by criminals attempting to collect her inheritance.

Director: Alfred Vohrer
Stars: Günther Stoll, Pinkas Braun, Monika Peitsch
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Ákos Ráthonyi
Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, William Lucas, Sabine Sesselmann
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Both Scotland Yard and an amateur American sleuth are tracking a master criminal known as The Frog. This moniker refers to the bulging-eyed mask worn by the evildoer, and is reflected by ... See full summary »

Director: Harald Reinl
Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Elfie von Kalckreuth, Jochen Brockmann
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Alfred Vohrer
Stars: Heinz Drache, Barbara Rütting, Brigitte Horney
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When a wealthy man dies, his avaricious relatives look forward to inheriting all his money. However, he leaves a provision in his will that they all must spend a week together in his castle... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Vohrer
Stars: Heinz Drache, Corny Collins, Klaus Kinski
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Heinz Drache ...
Michael Brixan
Ingrid van Bergen ...
Stella Mendoza
Benno Sterzenbach ...
Sir Gregory Penn
Ina Duscha ...
Ruth Sanders
Ludwig Linkmann ...
Henry Longvale
Siegfried Schürenberg ...
Maj. Staines
...
Lorenz Voss (as Klais Kinski)
Rainer Brandt ...
Reggie Conolly
Friedrich Schoenfelder ...
Jack Jackson (as Friedrich Schönfelder)
Al Hoosmann ...
Bhag (as Al Hoosman)
Maria Litto ...
Malaiische Tänzerin
Franz-Otto Krüger ...
Regie-Assistent Frankie
Rainer Penkert ...
Kameramann
Albert Bessler ...
Zeitungsmann
Edit

Storyline

A maniac is loose in London, decapitating his victims and sending the heads to Scotland Yard.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

5 August 1960 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The Avenger  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Klangfilm-Eurocord)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Solid
3 April 2003 | by (Vienna, Austria) – See all my reviews

An earlier one of the classic German Edgar Wallace films, Der Rächer does not yet try to reach the effect of fright too often by showing screeaming women or pointing out frightening moments by zooming onto dead bodies and having us hear earsplitting, shrieking sounds. It is a solid mystery story, with a plot that is almost logical and can be followed rather easily. (The idea of course reminded me of the hilarious Arsenic and Old Lace, but this was a completely different thing. I guess, Edgar Wallace wrote his novel earlier, and maybe Joseph Kesslering read it, maybe he didn't.)

Heinz Drache plays the detective, Ingrid van Bergen plays, in one of her rare Wallace appearances, the beautiful girl that needs to be protected. Klaus Kinski is a sinister character on the verge between genius and madness. So there is nothing new concerning the cast (only Eddi Arent is missing, but I didn't really miss him), no world-shattering surprises, except maybe at the end. Good Sunday-afternoon suspense.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Avenger (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?