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Der Zinker (1963)

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Scotland Yard investigates a series of murders where the victims have died by snake venom poisoning.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Heinz Drache ...
Inspector Bill Elford
Barbara Rütting ...
Beryl Stedman
Günter Pfitzmann ...
Frankie Sutton
Jan Hendriks ...
Thomas Leslie
Inge Langen ...
Millie Trent
Agnes Windeck ...
Mrs. Nancy Mulford
Wolfgang Wahl ...
Sergeant Lomm
Siegfried Wischnewski ...
Der Lord
Siegfried Schürenberg ...
Sir Geoffrey Fielding
Albert Bessler ...
Butler
Heinz Spitzner ...
Dr. Green
Erik von Loewis ...
Juwelier
Stanislav Ledinek ...
Der Champ
Winfried Groth ...
Jimmy
Eddi Arent ...
Josua 'Jos' Harras
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Scotland Yard investigates a series of murders where the victims have died by snake venom poisoning.

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26 April 1963 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The Squeaker  »

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The first film of the Edgar Wallace Series to be shot in an aspect ratio of 2,35:1. In order to be able to include some insert shots of London, new material had to be shot on location in UltraScope. In all the previous films of the series, archive footage from "Der Frosch mit der Maske" and "Das Geheimnis der gelben Narzissen". See more »

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Version of Murder on Diamond Row (1937) See more »

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Inspector Heinz Drache on the trail of a murderer who uses snake poison to kill
28 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Der Zinker" actually means stool pigeon or squealer, not snake, but since the murderer in this story uses snake poison to kill, he is referred to as "The Snake". However, although not shown in the film, he is also an underworld figure who does occasionally inform on his rivals and enemies anonymously. What is shown is that they in turn want him dead and seek to trap him, and part of this story cannot be understood without this vital fact.

This krimi has neat night shots, usually with some fog but well lit to create impressive visuals. It also has a few unique shots and items that bring to mind art deco. As is typical, there is offbeat music. There is the usual humor supplied by Eddie A. This krimi features Klaus Kinski as a wordless or near wordless "Krishna" who tends the wild animals that are the business of Mulford Breeders. The story opens with his stealing a poisonous mamba snake. In the next scene, sometime later, a man is killed by a poison dart. That man was calling his brother to tell him that he knew who the squealer was, but he died before he could say.

The plot of this story is a bit complex the first time through, but easier to follow the second time. "Der Zinker" is basically an event-driven mystery in which we ride along more or less in real time without being spoon fed a great deal of information about what we are seeing. We have quite often to piece things together, what with exposition being on the skimpy side.

This is certainly a solid entry in this sub-genre.


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