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The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960)

Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse (original title)
During the 1960s Germany, criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse is using hypnotized victims and the surveillance equipment of a Nazi-era bugged hotel to steal nuclear technology from a visiting American industrialist.

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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
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Hieronymus B. Mistelzweig
Andrea Checchi ...
Hoteldetektiv Berg (as Andrea Checci)
Marielouise Nagel ...
The Blonde Luck (as Marie Luise Nagel)
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Roberto Menil alias 'Klumpfuß'
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No. 12
Nico Pepe ...
Hotel-Manager
Jean-Jacques Delbo ...
Cornelius' Butler (as Jean-Jaques Delbo)
David Cameron ...
Michael Parker (as David Camerone)
Linda Sini ...
Corinna
Renate Küster ...
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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 Barter's 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 Menil's 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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Right in the first shot, the Borgward and the cars around are suggested to drive by the rolling of the scenery, but the back wheel isn't turning when the shot widens. See more »

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Hieronymus Balthasar Mistelzweig: Hieronymus B. Mistelzweig - B steht für Bauch
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Who's The Mad Dr. M?
4 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

Fritz Lang's "Die 1000 Augen Des Dr. Mabuse" aka. "The Thousand Eyes Of Dr. Mabuse" of 1960 is, after 27 years, the third movie on the arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse, the first one made after World War 2, and Lang's last movie as a director. Although not brilliant in any of its aspects, this is a very well-acted, highly entertaining and original mystery that maintains its suspense and stays interesting throughout its 100 minutes, as it cleverly bears more than one surprise.

After a reporter is murdered on his way to a TV station in Wiesbaden, Comissioner Kras' (Gert Fröbe) investigations lead him to a local luxury hotel. As the investigations are dragging on without progress, Kras is offered the help of a mysterious blind psychic...

The acting in "The 1,000 Eyes Of Dr Mabuse" is generally very good, especially Gert Fröbe, who would play the arch villain "Goldfinger" in the greatest James Bond movie four years later, delivers a great performance as the rough-and-ready police commissioner Kras. Further great performances come from Wolfgang Preiss, Dawn Addams, and Werner Peters, who plays and obtrusive insurance salesman. The movie remains interesting all the time, as there's one little twist after another, and just when you think that something was predictable, another twist is coming up. One noticeable quality of this movie is that director Lang, who had fled to the United States in the years of Naziism, dares to mention the Nazi times in the movie, which (allthough only mentioned casually once or twice) was more than rare in 1960, a time when popular German movies usually remained as silent as possible about this "unpleasant" subject.

"Die 1000 Augen Des Dr. Mabuse" is not one of Fritz Lang's masterpieces, but it definitely is a highly entertaining and clever mystery, that should not leave anybody bored. Recommended!


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