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Edgar Wallace (novel)
Egon Eis (screenplay)
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12 October 1966 (USA) See more »
A city of fear becomes a city of death! See more »
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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  (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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Also Known As:
"Die toten Augen von London" - West Germany (original title)
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Germany:98 min | USA:104 min
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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Referenced in "Lukas: Mann und Maus (#3.4)" (1998)See more »


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Creepy and foreboding, but unfortunately rather boring, 26 March 2008
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

The Dead Eyes of London is a film version of a novel by Edgar Wallace and is a part of the "Krimi" series of films; the German answer to the Italian Giallo, all based on books by the aforementioned writer. This novel was actually made into a film several years earlier in 1940 and starring the great Bela Lugosi; having not seen the earlier version, however, I can't say whether or not this version is better. Despite being a big Giallo fan, this is actually the first Krimi film I've seen - and while there were some things I liked about it, I have to say that I am hoping that this is not a great example of the genre as it's not all that good! As the title suggests; the film is set in London and, naturally, focuses on a series of murders and we begin with the murder of a wealthy man. Scotland Yard starts to investigate and the clue soon point to either the killer being blind or having something to do with the blind community. The police dig deeper, while the murders continue, and pretty soon the investigators are lead to a blind institute...

This film has two main problems; the plot is largely implausible and the way it plays out is rather boring. The first one of these problems is the lesser of the two; being a fan of Giallo means that I'm used to things not always making perfect sense and I don't mind a wild plot, providing it doesn't get overly silly and it's entertaining to watch. This leads me to the second problem; and that really is a big one. Director Alfred Vohrer (who apparently made a number of "Krimi" films) fails to generate much suspense and the plot is very drawn out and soon the film begins to grate on the viewer. The film seems to want to rely on its atmosphere and while the black and white cinematography does give it a creepy and foreboding feeling, which benefits the film immensely; it's really not enough to carry it all the way to it's conclusion without the film becoming boring. To the film's credit, the ending isn't bad; it provides a satisfying climax to the mystery and wraps things up in a way that is just about believable, but still it doesn't save the film completely. As mentioned, this is my first Krimi film and while I didn't like it much; I am looking forward to checking out more films from this genre.

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