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Die toten Augen von London
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Director:
Writers:
Edgar Wallace (novel)
Egon Eis (screenplay)
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Release Date:
12 October 1966 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A city of fear becomes a city of death! See more »
Plot:
Wealthy, heavily insured men are being murdered at an alarming rate. Scotland Yard investigates and finds clues that lead to a ring of blind men, led by a mysterious "reverend." | Add synopsis »
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German Film, TV Star Joachim Fuchsberger Dies at 87
 (From Variety - TV News. 12 September 2014, 5:47 AM, PDT)

German Film, TV Star Joachim Fuchsberger Dies at 87
 (From Variety - Film News. 12 September 2014, 5:47 AM, PDT)

Movie Poster of the Week: London Calling
 (From MUBI. 21 November 2011, 10:44 AM, PST)

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Not at all subtle but I appreciate how different and exciting it was compared to other thrillers and horror films of the day. See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Joachim Fuchsberger ... Inspektor Larry Holt
Karin Baal ... Eleanor "Nora" Ward, geb. Finlay
Dieter Borsche ... David Judd / Mr. Lennox / Reverend Paul Dearborn
Wolfgang Lukschy ... Stephan Judd
Eddi Arent ... Sergeant / Inspektor S. "Sunny" Harvey
Anneli Sauli ... Fanny Weldon (as Ann Savo)
Bobby Todd ... Lew Norris
Franz Schafheitlin ... Sir John
Ady Berber ... Jacob "Der blinde Jack" Farrell (as Adi Berber)
Harry Wüstenhagen ... Fred "Flimmer-Fred" (German version) / Flicker-Fred (English version)
Rudolf Fenner ... Matthew "Matt" Blake
Hans Paetsch ... Gordon Stuart
Ida Ehre ... Ella Ward
Fritz Schröder-Jahn ... Sir John Archibald

Klaus Kinski ... Edgar Strauss
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manfred Greve ... Junger Polizist (uncredited)
Hans Irle ... Polizist (uncredited)
Günther Jerschke ... Polizeiarzt (German version) / Coroner (English version) (uncredited)
Kurt A. Jung ... Mr. Jones (uncredited)
Walter Ladengast ... Pförtner (uncredited)
Rolf Mittmann ... (uncredited)
Joseph Offenbach ... Steinmetz (uncredited)
Gertrud Prey ... Mrs. Brooks (uncredited)
Joachim Rake ... Buchprüfer (uncredited)
Werner Reinisch ... Wachtmeister (uncredited)
Horst Schweimler ... Liliputaner (uncredited)
Max Walter Sieg ... Chauffeur (uncredited)
Manfred Steffen ... Buchprüfer (uncredited)
Alfred Vohrer ... Mann von der Fahndungsabteilung / Mordkommission / Fred "Flimmer-Fred" (Stimme in der 48. Minute) (uncredited)
Erich Weiher ... Richard Porter (uncredited)
Joachim Wolff ... Polizist Jenkins (uncredited)

Directed by
Alfred Vohrer 
 
Writing credits
Edgar Wallace (novel "The Dark Eyes of London")

Egon Eis (screenplay) (as Trygve Larsen)

Wolfgang Lukschy (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Horst Wendlandt .... producer
 
Original Music by
Heinz Funk 
 
Cinematography by
Karl Löb 
 
Film Editing by
Ira Oberberg 
 
Art Direction by
Mathias Matthies 
Ellen Schmidt 
 
Set Decoration by
Mathias Matthies 
Siegfried Mews 
Ellen Schmidt 
 
Costume Design by
Gudrun Hildebrandt 
 
Production Management
Lothar Mäder .... unit manager
Peter Petersen .... unit manager
Herbert Sennewald .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Zlata Mehlers .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Werner Schlagge .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lilo Winterstein .... still photographer
Karl-Heinz Linke .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ernst Zahrt .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Susanne Paschen .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Jutta Zieren .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Die toten Augen von London" - West Germany (original title)
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Runtime:
Germany:98 min | USA:104 min
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Color:
Black and White | Color (opening credits)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Klangfilm Eurocord-Magnetocord)
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For the first time in Rialto's Edgar Wallace Series, this black-and-white film featured colored opening credits with blood red letters on a b/w-Background. This tradition was kept in the future with many different colors used. Until the late 90ies, the colored opening credits were always shown in black and white on German Television and were sometimes unreadable.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Not at all subtle but I appreciate how different and exciting it was compared to other thrillers and horror films of the day., 18 August 2011
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

"Dead Eyes of London" has some seriously creepy scenes. There's a chute that disposes bodies in river, two close-ups of dead people's faces and a guy falling to his death after a killer stomps on his hands that are holding on for dear life! This is NOT a typical Hollywood film as the American films of this era were a lot less visceral and violent--and the Germans made a scary one.

The film involves several killings that are somehow connected to a freaky reverend--a blind one who ministers to a flock of blind men. You aren't sure exactly how he and his ministry is involved through most of the film--but some of the baddies are hiding out in his home for blind men. One is the beastly looking killer who manages to look a lot like Tor Johnson--but a lot uglier! There also is a part by Klaus Kinski--who looks goggle-eyed and crazy throughout the movie. I could say more about the film, but it would spoil the suspense of this horror thriller.

Overall, while not a brilliant film (there are a few lulls here and there), it is very difficult not to be pulled into the film--mostly because it's so very brutal. Subtle it ain't--but it is exciting and very, very different.

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