MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,895 this week

Die seltsame Gräfin (1961)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 257 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 4 critic

(1961)Joachim Fuchsberger, Brigitte Grothum. A girl is almost murdered, but no explainable motive can be found until a 20 year old murder is uncovered and linked to the case...

Directors:

(as Josef von Baky) , (uncredited) , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 28 Jan 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 16 Jul 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 24 Jul 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 09 Mar 2013
 
a list of 645 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Die seltsame Gräfin (1961)

Die seltsame Gräfin (1961) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Die seltsame Gräfin.

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joachim Fuchsberger ...
Inspektor Michael 'Mike' Dorn
Brigitte Grothum ...
Margaret Loais Reedle, geb. Moron / Pinder
Lil Dagover ...
Gräfin / Lady Leonora Moron
Marianne Hoppe ...
Mary Pinder, verw. Moron
Rudolf Fernau ...
Dr. Tappatt
...
Bresset
Richard Häussler ...
Chesney Praye
Edith Hancke ...
Lizzy Smith
Eddi Arent ...
Lord Selwyn 'Selly' Moron
Fritz Rasp ...
Rechtsanwalt Shaddle
Reinhard Kolldehoff ...
Kriminalassistent Oliver Frank aka Butler John Addams
Alexander Engel ...
Patient
Edit

Storyline

(1961)Joachim Fuchsberger, Brigitte Grothum. A girl is almost murdered, but no explainable motive can be found until a 20 year old murder is uncovered and linked to the case...

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure | Crime

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 November 1961 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Die seltsame Gräfin  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Klangfilm-Eurocord)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jürgen Roland (who had previously directed two Edgar Wallace Movies himself) was brought in to finish principal photography when the original director, Joseph von Baky, fell heavily ill during production. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lukas: Mann und Maus (1998) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Steadily paced and atmospheric Krimi flick
6 July 2009 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

The Strange Countess is one of the earlier German Edgar Wallace adaptations (or 'Krimi' films) and it's also one of the best. As always, the film takes place in the UK; although all the actors are German. The story itself is fairly strong and presents a good mystery that keeps the audience guessing and interested for the duration. However, the best thing about the film is undoubtedly the varied array of characters, which are all good in their own right and help to further the plot. The story itself focuses on Margaret Reedle; a secretary to a lawyer who is being tormented by phone calls. She has been offered another job with a Countess Moron, and has decided to take it. However, Scotland Yard has learned that somebody is out to kill the young girl and so have put their best man - Inspector Mike Dorn - in charge of keeping her safe. Around the same time, a Mary Pinder is being released from prison. She was put away twenty years earlier for poisoning, and seems to have some connection to the attempted murders.

The pacing of the film is very steady and it has to be said that there's not a great deal of real excitement in the film. However, the film works in spite of that as the story and characters are interesting enough in their own right. The mystery builds patiently throughout and small details are spoon-fed to the viewer. The bulk of the film takes place inside a sprawling and lavish mansion and this makes an excellent setting for the film and lays on a thick Gothic atmosphere. The murder attempts are good and include things such as bombing and poisoning - a near fall to the death from a balcony is the highlight in that respect. Most of the central cast will be familiar to anyone who is a fan of this sort of film as most of them appeared in other genre entries. As the plot nears the end, things get more and more complicated; and it has to be said that things get a little muddled by the end and the film loses its patient approach that served so well earlier on. Still, this is a very nice little mystery film and the climax is satisfying enough.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Die seltsame Gräfin (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?