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Edgar Wallace (novel)
Egon Eis (screenplay)
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12 October 1966 (USA) See more »
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DEAD EYES OF London (Alfred Vohrer, 1961) **1/2 See more (9 total) »


  (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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In the early days of production, Harald Reinl was attached to direct but when shooting was advanced, Reinl was still busy with the production of The Return of Dr. Mabuse (1961) and producer Horst Wendlandt offered the job to his friend Alfred Vohrer.See more »
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DEAD EYES OF London (Alfred Vohrer, 1961) **1/2, 21 May 2007
Author: MARIO GAUCI ( from Naxxar, Malta

This remake of DARK EYES OF London (1940), from an Edgar Wallace novel, joins the mere handful of Krimis that I've watched over the years; as far as I can recall, these extend to just 3 DR. MABUSE entries and CIRCUS OF FEAR (1966). I know many are ardent fans of this type of film but, personally, I don't think they have the same rewatchability value as the contemporaneous Italian gialli.

The film is marked by directorial stylistics – arresting shock cuts, inventive transition between scenes (including the iris effect), etc. – and an avant-gardist score. It goes on too long, however, by having an inordinately convoluted plot that involves numerous characters; the original – a British B-movie – was, by necessity, far more compact and, consequently, more direct and effective. Still, the basic thriller elements remain undeniably engaging and the noir-ish atmosphere is thickly laid on (though undermined by the dupey, splicey print on the Retromedia DVD) – making the film quite enjoyable if, ultimately, nothing special.

The cast is O.K.: likable middle-aged lead, attractive female roles, slightly overstated comic-relief sidekick; Bela Lugosi's role in the original is split into two here; the blind killer – played by a Tor Johnson look-alike former wrestler – is, again, depicted as a hairy grotesque; and it also features a young but typically intense Klaus Kinski in a supporting role.

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