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The Return of Dr. Mabuse (1961)
"Im Stahlnetz des Dr. Mabuse" (original title)

 -  Crime | Mystery | Sci-Fi  -  1966 (USA)
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Commissioner Lohmann is already planning his holidays. An unexpected phone call calls him back to work. A member of Interpol was murdered. The head of an organisation wants to come into ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Sabrehm
Fausto Tozzi ...
Warden Wolf
Werner Peters ...
Rudolf Forster ...
Professor Julius Sabrehm
Rudolf Fernau ...
Pfarrer Briefenstein
Joachim Mock ...
Detective Voss
Laura Solari ...
Mrs. Pizarro
Ady Berber ...
Alberto Sandro
Henry Coubet ...
Jean-Roger Caussimon ...
Albert Bessler ...
Lou Seitz ...
Mrs. Lohmann


Commissioner Lohmann is already planning his holidays. An unexpected phone call calls him back to work. A member of Interpol was murdered. The head of an organisation wants to come into contact with the gangster organisation of chicago. But who is this? Mysterious murders happen and all trails lead to a penitentiary. But there is Joe Como, FBI agent, who is helping commissioner Lohmann. But soon Lohmann doubts Comos' identity. When Lohmann sees the name of Dr. Mabuse mentioned in a book found by a victim he believes that Dr. Mabuse is the mind behind the crimes... Written by Matthias Luehr <>

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1966 (USA)  »

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The original German title referred to the successful TV series Stahlnetz (1958), which is based on the US police series Dragnet (1951) (it even used the famous "Dragnet" theme song). The German theatrical trailer showed the actual title "Im Stahlnetz des Dr. Mabuse", whereas the voiceover of the trailer announces "Das Stahnetz des Dr. Mabuse" (which means "The steel net..." instead of "In the steel net..."). See more »


Followed by The Terror of Doctor Mabuse (1962) See more »

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Reasonably Good Outing!
10 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had heard that Gert Frobe was a pretty good actor. Most of us remember him in "Goldfinger," of course. He plays a multi-dimensional police detective who must pursue the wily Dr. Mabuse (whoever he might be). Working with a man imprisoned for his experimentation, a series of alleyways and twists and turns, leading to prisons, narrow escapes, and death, Frobe stays on the path, even though he doesn't seem to be respected by his adversary. The scientists daughter becomes a pawn in the game and complicates things. The pacing is pretty good and there are some surprises. And, as we know, super villains aren't all that easy to kill. Still, I liked the low key performance of Frobe and the way he is never intimidated by his discoveries.

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