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The Invisible Dr. Mabuse (1962)
"Die unsichtbaren Krallen des Dr. Mabuse" (original title)

 |  Horror, Crime, Drama  |  1965 (USA)
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Strange things happen in a revue theatre. The dancer Maria seems to be hunted by an invisible admirer. When the body of a probable FBI agent is found in a trunk the police asks FBI man Joe ... See full summary »

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Liane Martin
Siegfried Lowitz ...
Kommissar Brahm
Rudolf Fernau ...
Professor Erasmus
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Dr. Primarius Krone / Dr. Mabuse
Kurd Pieritz ...
Dr. Bardorf (as Curd Pieritz)
Walter Bluhm ...
Portier (as Walter Blum)
Hans Schwarz Jr. ...
Max (as Hans Schwarz)
Walo Lüönd ...
Kriminalbeamter Hase
Werner Peters ...
Clown Bobo / Martin Droste
Heinrich Gies ...
Optiker (as Heinz Gies)
Alain Dijon ...
Nick Prado
Carl de Vogt ...
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Zeev Berlinsky ...
Mann im Leichenschauhaus
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Strange things happen in a revue theatre. The dancer Maria seems to be hunted by an invisible admirer. When the body of a probable FBI agent is found in a trunk the police asks FBI man Joe Como for help. Como gets interested in the revue theatre and an ominous transport firm soon. When he is receiving mysterious threatening letters he is sure that Dr. Mabuse has risen again. But what is going on at "Enterprise X" so that both the goverment and the mad genius in crime are interested in it? Written by Matthias Luehr <mluehr@htwm.de>

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Being invisible means never having to say you're ugly
10 June 2001 | by (You can't see me) – See all my reviews

This is the fourth in the 1960 west German Dr Mabuse series.While it is above average for the series it does mean that it is a cut above most other thrillers of the time.

A young actress (Karin Dor as Liane)in a Grand Guigonol/circus troupe seems to be haunted by a ghost.A government operative is investigating the troupe and meets his end via a killer clown.The FBI sends in Joe Como(Lex Barker from the 2nd in the series,The Return of Dr Mabuse).Joe and Liane cross paths.

Liane's former boyfriend had created an invisibilty gadget.But he presumably was killed in a car accident.Dr Mabuse and his gang think that Liane knows the whereabouts of the invisibilty device.The boyfriend is in fact not dead but horribly mangled due to the crash.He is using the gadget to stay near his love.

Mabuse & Joe Como both attempt to wrest the gadget from the boyfriend.But it looks like Mabuse may have the upper hand and chaos will reign supreme.An invisible gang of super criminals would be hard to beat.

In the series of Mabuse thrillers this one grades out at #5 of the 6 but way above the stinker Death Ray Of Dr Mabuse.It would be nice to see this film get the dvd treatment.


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