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The Black Abbot (1963)

Der schwarze Abt (original title)
Several employees on a nobleman's estate show up at a former abbey, reputed to be haunted, to search for a hidden treasure. Howver, a mysterious hooded figure begins killing off those who may have figured out where the treasure is hidden.

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Dick Alford
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Leslie Gine
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Charles Regnier ...
Eva Ingeborg Scholz ...
Mary Wenner
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Fabian Gilder
Alice Treff ...
Lady Chelford
Harry Wüstenhagen ...
Arthur Gine
Friedrich Schoenfelder ...
Dr. Loxon
Eddi Arent ...
Horatio W. Smith
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Thomas Fortuna
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Several employees on a nobleman's estate show up at a former abbey, reputed to be haunted, to search for a hidden treasure. Howver, a mysterious hooded figure begins killing off those who may have figured out where the treasure is hidden.

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5 July 1963 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The Black Abbot  »

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(Klangfilm-Eurocord-Magnetocord)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first cut of the film was given a "FSK 16" rating. To achieve a commercially more attractive "12" rating, two shots of violence depicting the kidnapping of Leslie Gine and the death of Lord Harry Chelford under masses of stones, were removed. Both scenes were re-edited into the film for the 2004 German DVD-Release by Universum Film. See more »

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Arthur Gine: Now why does Lord Chelford keep that dick Alfred around?
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Far from slow moving Mr Maltin
26 October 2000 | by (The Haunted Abbey) – See all my reviews

Superior Edgar Wallace thriller.We have a spooky estate with a haunted abbey;there is of course The Black Abbot,madness,double crosses, triple crosses, a treasure and several murders tossed in to spice things off.

What is unusual about this krimi is this really isn't a whodunit.You have to pay close attention to what is going on to stay abreast of the plot.So if you're looking to nod off find another movie.

Nice night photography,great use of locations, a spooky ruins, great house and nice use of seemingly autumnal weather.Fast pacing and a good cast put this one near the top.Enjoy!


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