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The Inn on the River (1962)
"Das Gasthaus an der Themse" (original title)

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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 »



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Complete credited cast:
Joachim Fuchsberger ...
Insp. Wade
Brigitte Grothum ...
Leila Smith
Elisabeth Flickenschildt ...
Nelly Oaks
Gregor Gubanow
Eddi Arent ...
Richard Münch ...
Dr. Collins
Jan Hendriks ...
Roger Lane
Heinz Engelmann ...
Mr. Broen
Siegfried Schürenberg ...
Hela Gruel ...
Anna Smith
Hans Paetsch ...
Rudolf Fenner ...
Big Willy
Manfred Greve ...
Sgt. Frank
Gertrud Prey ...
Nurse (as Getrud Prey)


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 getaway. Inspector Wade of Scotland Yard is assigned to the case, and he begins to suspect that the Shark is tied in with a smuggling ring the authorities believe is run out of a dive on the Thames waterfront called The Mekka. Written by

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smuggling | murder | remake | harpoon | river | See more »


So packend - so dramatisch - so spannend - das ist wieder Edgar Wallace Meisterklasse


Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

28 September 1962 (West Germany)  »

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(Klangfilm Eurocord-Magnetocord)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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"Gregor Gubanow", played by Klaus Kinski, was actually producer Horst Wendlandt's birth name. See more »


Featured in German Grusel - Die Edgar Wallace-Serie (2011) See more »


...besonders in der Nacht
Performed by Elisabeth Flickenschildt
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My first exposure to Krimis
10 June 2005 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

This 1962 mystery is the first exposure I've had to the Edgar Wallace krimi adaptations. I enjoyed it quite a bit although the mystery was a bit too convoluted. There is even a "So and so did this because..." explanation towards the end but I still have a few questions. Anyway, the film is about a killer named The Shark who is killing people in London with a speargun. He is able to get away because he dresses in a scuba outfit and uses the city sewer lines to escape. Inspector Wade (Joachim Fuchsberger) of Scotland Yard is on the case.

The film has a lot going for it, especially in the Theremin themed bits involving The Shark. The image of the killer in an all black wetsuit is atmospherically shot and suitably creepy. Dick Maas was definitely impressed by it because he used it to similar effect in the 80s action thriller AMSTERDAMNED. Another plus is a young Klaus Kinski in a major supporting role as sleazy French businessman. On the downside, the film features some awkward comic relief in the form of the bumbling Barnaby character. And, as I mentioned earlier, it does get confusing for a bit. At one point three men in black scuba suits are running around. However, the end revelation of who The Shark is pretty unexpected and director Alfred Vohrer does his best to send you off the track.

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