Someone is killing people related to a South American expedition. The means of murder are poison darts with rubber spiders attached to them. A writer and some police detectives investigate.
Ultimately forgettable German crime film that is very much like the Bryan and Edgar Wallace films, but not as good. The film starts off pretty good but then slows bogs down in the middle due to having too many characters and too many twists and turns many signifying nothing. Honestly the plot really doesn't make much sense, even when you get to the end.
Also not helping much is the odd mix of serious and silly that doesn't quite work here. Many other German crime films mix the two tones to better effect by picking one and primarily goes with it, here they never decide which is the primary tone is and it works against the film.
Its not terrible, and if you run across it you won't completely waste your time watching it, but its nothing you'll remember nor is it worth searching out.
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