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The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960)
"Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse" (original title)

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Reporter Peter Barter gets murdered while driving to his tv station. Commisioner Kras gets a phone call from clairvoyant Cornelius who saw Barters death in a vision. But a dark force ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dawn Addams ...
Marion Menil
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Henry B. Travers
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Kriminalkommissar Kras
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Prof. Dr. S. Jordan / Peter Cornelius / Dr. Mabuse
Werner Peters ...
Hieronymus B. Mistelzweig
Andrea Checchi ...
Hoteldetektiv Berg (as Andrea Checci)
Marielouise Nagel ...
The Blonde Luck (as Marie Luise Nagel)
Howard Vernon ...
No. 12
Nico Pepe ...
Hotel-Manager
Jean-Jacques Delbo ...
Cornelius' Butler (as Jean-Jaques Delbo)
David Cameron ...
Michael Parker (as David Camerone)
Reinhard Kolldehoff ...
Roberto Menil alias 'Klumpfuß'
Linda Sini ...
Corinna
Renate Küster ...
TV-Ansagerin
Rolf Weih ...
Interpol-Chef
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Reporter Peter Barter gets murdered while driving to his tv station. Commisioner Kras gets a phone call from clairvoyant Cornelius who saw Barters death in a vision. But a dark force prevents Cornelius from seeing the man behind the crime. Meanwhile the policemen concentrate their activities on the hotel Luxor. There exist too many links between the hotel and the unsolved crimes. Trevors, a rich American, rents a room in the hotel at the same time. He can prevent the suicide of the young woman Marion Menil at the last minute. But what is the reason for Miss Menils doing? Why is she initimidated? Could it be that Dr. Mabuse, a genius in crime believed to be dead, is back? Written by Matthias Luehr <mluehr@htwm.de>

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This film re teamed director Fritz Lang with art director Erich Kettelhut. Kettelhut had worked for Lang on the first Dr. Mabuse film, "Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler" (1922) See more »

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In the dubbed English version, characters initially refer to Henry Travers as Henry Taylor. Later, he is referred to as Travers. See more »

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Hieronymus Balthasar Mistelzweig: Hieronymus B. Mistelzweig - B steht für Bauch
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Hugely influential Spy Caper ought to be seen
3 March 2000 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

You don't necessarily need to have seen Lang's earlier Mabuse films to be able to love this one. Like in his silent spy film 'Spione', Lang creates everything that would go on to be a genre cliche - but they all had to be original once. Here we have the stolen prototype weapon - a gun that fires needle shaped bullets that travel through glass and leave very little trace of assassination; and then there's the villain's car, with its revolving number-plates. Lang was certainly a few quick steps ahead of the makers of the Bond films, and certainly on a level with Hitchcock, Powell et al when it came to commenting on voyeurism.

The plot's labyrinthine, of course, but it rattles along at such a pace and with such striking visuals that you hardly have time or the inclination to stop and worry - and it all comes clear at the end, with one or two fantastic revelations in addition to the few you expect.

If one part doesn't quite please as much as you like, it's the context it fails to reference properly. Made at such a crucial time in History by a man who had seen so much, one only wishes it had more commentary to make. Lang's career swung like a pendulum between social commentary and serial escapades - if only he'd been able to pull the two together for his final film.


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