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Das Geheimnis der schwarzen Koffer (1962)

A killer who uses a knife is knocking off guests at a hotel in London's Soho district. A police detective is sent to investigate.

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Insp. Robert Finch
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Hans Reiser ...
Humphrey Curtis, Schriftsteller
Leonard Steckel ...
Dr. Daniel Bransby, Arzt
Chris Howland ...
Arnold Wickerley
Peter Carsten ...
Ponko, ein Bettler
Helga Sommerfeld ...
Lissy, Tänzerin
Stanislav Ledinek ...
Kudernacz
Elfriede Irrall ...
Diana
Kurt Waitzmann ...
Geschäftsführer der Soho-Bar
Hans W. Hamacher ...
Sergeant Cannings
Heinrich Gies ...
Ellison, Chefinspektor
Gerhard Hartig ...
Mr. Forester
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A killer who uses a knife is knocking off guests at a hotel in London's Soho district. A police detective is sent to investigate.

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23 February 1962 (West Germany)  »

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Edgar Wallace Mysteries: The Secret of the Black Trunk  »

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GOOD, OLD-FASHIONED ENTERTAINMENT
4 July 1999 | by (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

In 1959 production company Rialto started the long-running Edgar Wallace series; in 1961 producer Arhur Brauner decided to start his own series, that is: a series based on stories by Wallace's son. Of the Brauner series this is episode number 1.

Werner Klingler's direction was always one of the good routine and is the best for this kind of film. It is simply old-fashioned but good entertainment with a story complicated enough to keep the interest, and nice cast. And of course it ends with the necessary subterranean labyrinth.


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