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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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Maria Sabrehm
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Warden Wolf
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Professor Julius Sabrehm
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Pfarrer Briefenstein
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Detective Voss
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Alberto Sandro
Henry Coubet ...
Blinder
Jean-Roger Caussimon ...
Küster
Albert Bessler ...
Trödler
Lou Seitz ...
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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 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 <mluehr@htwm.de>

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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 »

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Another good Mabuse entry
23 October 2002 | by (Saint Clair, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This was another good entry in the Dr. Mabuse series, and a good German mystery movie in general.

Gert Frobe is excellent as Lohmann, and Lex Barker is a welcome addition with his character, who keeps us on our toes by never really letting us know his true allegiances until late in the film.

Once again though, a lot of traps and salient plot points are recycled from some of the previous Mabuse movies. The addition of the "Chicago Syndicate" element looks to have been added to make the movie more reachable to US audiences, but the film does manage to keep the unique verve that most German cinema had back in the fifties and sixties.


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