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Clarisse
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Boyd
Werner Peters ...
Mr. Shor
Doris Kirchner ...
Mrs. Shor
Eddi Arent ...
Fish
Claude Farell ...
Mrs. Ayke
Gabriel Llopart ...
Selwood
Fernando Sancho ...
Slim
José María Caffarel ...
Cartwright (as Josef Cafarell)
Antonio Casas ...
Bronsfield
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Belina ...
Sängerin
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28 November 1963 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The Secret of the Black Widow  »

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ESP 5,330,340 (Spain)
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Die schwarze Witwe
Music by Martin Böttcher
Lyrics by Ute Just and F.J. Gottlieb
Sung by Belina
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Despite the premise, it's awfully dull.
16 January 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While I have loved many German films, I have noticed that every German mystery made in the early 60s that I have seen that were dubbed were dreadful. While "Das Geheimnis der Schwarsen Witwe" ("The Secret of the Black Widow") is not horrible, it is very slow and rather dull--and I had to really fight hard to pay attention to it. Considering the wild plot, this is pretty amazing.

The film is a mystery. Folks are dying from the weirdest projectiles in history--large rubber spiders with poison on them! The physics of shooting such objects make this pretty silly, as they all seem to land perfectly despite their irregular shapes. A boring guy is sent to investigate and he has some dull adventures (such as one of the more poorly staged fights I've ever seen). It's all very dark and atmospheric--which is nice. But it never grabs your attention, the dubbing (at times) is really bad and the film seemed 3rd-rate.


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