5.7/10
423
11 user 12 critic

The Return of Dr. Mabuse (1961)

Im Stahlnetz des Dr. Mabuse (original title)
Evil mastermind Dr. Mabuse is using brainwashed prison inmates to commit crimes but the German police aided by an FBI agent is on his trail.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) (as Ladislaus Fodor)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Evil mastermind Dr. Mabuse seeks Professor Erasmus' secret invention, a device that makes one invisible, but a murder in a revue theatre brings the German police and the FBI into the mix.

Director: Harald Reinl
Stars: Lex Barker, Karin Dor, Siegfried Lowitz
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

During the 1960s Germany, criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse is using hypnotized victims and the surveillance equipment of a Nazi-era bugged hotel to steal nuclear technology from a visiting American industrialist.

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Dawn Addams, Peter van Eyck, Gert Fröbe
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

German Police Inspector Lohmann investigates a string of crimes resembling Dr. Mabuse's M.O. but Mabuse is in Professor Polland's care inside an insane asylum.

Director: Werner Klingler
Stars: Gert Fröbe, Senta Berger, Helmut Schmid
Crime | Thriller | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The spirit of the evil Dr. Mabuse takes over the body of a famous professor. The professor/Dr. Mabuse then begins a new crime wave that terrorizes the city.

Director: Paul May
Stars: Peter van Eyck, Agnes Windeck, Dieter Borsche
Crime | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

The evil Dr. Mabuse develops a death ray with which he threatens the world.

Directors: Hugo Fregonese, Victor De Santis
Stars: Peter van Eyck, O.E. Hasse, Yvonne Furneaux
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

French version of the German movie Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (1933). Both movies were directed simultaneously by Fritz Lang in Germany.

Directors: Fritz Lang, René Sti
Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Thomy Bourdelle, Karl Meixner
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A new crime wave grips the city and all clues seem to lead to the nefarious Dr. Mabuse, even though he has been imprisoned in a mental asylum for nearly a decade.

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Otto Wernicke, Gustav Diessl
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse sets out to make a fortune and run Berlin. Detective Wenk sets out to stop him.

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Aud Egede-Nissen, Gertrude Welcker
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Both Scotland Yard and an amateur American sleuth are tracking a master criminal known as The Frog. This moniker refers to the bulging-eyed mask worn by the evildoer, and is reflected by ... See full summary »

Director: Harald Reinl
Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Elfie von Kalckreuth, Jochen Brockmann
Doctor Mabuse (2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse returns from exile to begin a new reign of terror, and only young Inspector Carl Lohemann stands in his way.

Director: Ansel Faraj
Stars: Jerry Lacy, Nathan Wilson, Kathryn Leigh Scott
Dr. M (1990)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

In the not-too-distant future Berlin is shocked by a series of spectacular suicides; a policeman's investigations lead him to a beautiful, enigmatic woman and the revelation of a sinister ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Alan Bates, Jennifer Beals, Jan Niklas
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A serial killer named The Shark is terrorizing London by killing his victims with a speargun and then, dressed in a scruba-diver's wetsuit, using the city's sewer tunnels to make his ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Vohrer
Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Brigitte Grothum, Elisabeth Flickenschildt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Joe Como alias 'Nick Scappio' alias 'Bob Arco'
...
...
Warden Wolf
...
Böhmler
...
Dr. Mabuse
...
Rudolf Fernau ...
Pfarrer Briefenstein
Joachim Mock ...
Detective Voss
...
Mrs. Pizarro
...
Alberto Sandro
Henry Coubet ...
Blinder
Jean-Roger Caussimon ...
Küster
Albert Bessler ...
Trödler
Lou Seitz ...
Mrs. Lohmann
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He isn't here, he isn't there, yet his terror strikes everywhere ! See more »


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Phantom Fiend  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Professor Julius Sabrehm: God gives us nuts, but he doesn't crack them for us.
See more »

Connections

Follows The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Steel-net is no Internet!
24 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

Own laws are valid for criminal-genious Dr. Mabuse ( Wolfgang Preiss ). Inspector Gert Fröbe is being helped or disturbed by Lex Barker. The team, director H. Reinl and Lex Barker continued their work at Winnetou. The Westgerman-criminal-era started in the late 1950ies up to 1970. Famous were the many Wallace-criminals, but Dr. Mabuse is more unique with great Preiss and contains action and disport.


4 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page