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The Inn on the River (1962)

Das Gasthaus an der Themse (original title)
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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Blondine am Schaufensrer
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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 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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

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

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28 September 1962 (West Germany)  »

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This is the first film of Rialto's Edgar Wallace series to feature the famous voice before the opening credits: "Hallo, hier spricht Edgar Wallace" ("Hello, this is Edgar Wallace speaking). This film and the following one, Der Zinker (1963), included a version of the voice spelling Wallace's name wrong. From Room 13 (1964) on, a new version (with correct spelling), recorded by director Alfred Vohrer himself, was used until the end of the series in 1972. See more »

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...besonders in der Nacht
Performed by Elisabeth Flickenschildt
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Scotland Yars Insp. Wade hunts "The Shark" a scuba-diving dressed killer who terrorises London.
24 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

This was the most successful film of the legendary Edgar Wallace series in Germany which ran from 1959 to 1972."Gasthaus" has an creepy and mysterious atmosphere,filmed in Hamburg along the river Alster, and not on Location in London. Along with a very good story and some nice plot twists, it is a movie i will always like to watch. It has also one of the best casts in the Wallace history. Along with regulars Joachim Fuchsberger,Eddi Aren't Siegfried Schürenberg and the always great Klaus Kinski German movie greats like Elisabeth Flickenschildt,Heinz Engelmann,Brigitte Grothum and Richard Münch ad to the fun.Since the movies are regularly rerun on German TV and the entire series has recently appeared on DVD, be sure to watch this one. Of course to watch the others isn't a bad idea either.


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