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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heinz Drache ...
Inspector Bill Elford
Barbara Rütting ...
Günter Pfitzmann ...
Frankie Sutton
Jan Hendriks ...
Thomas Leslie
Inge Langen ...
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)  »

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The Squeaker  »

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To make the Edgar Wallace series more "up to date" and attractive for the box office, Producer Horst Wendlandt measured to start shooting the future films either in color or in anamorphic widescreen. He decided to go for widescreen as shooting the films in color still didn't seem necessary to make them more appealing to 1963's German audiences and he also felt it would defeat the low budget-concept of the series. It was not until The Hunchback of Soho (1966), that color was introduced to the series. See more »

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slithering Kinski!
8 August 2003 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

Another enjoyable Edgar Wallace krimi. Definitely one of the creepiest, with young Klaus Kinski slithering around in a wild animal emporium and french-kissing tropical snakes. It's all set in a dank, slushy London winter, where an arch-criminal called The Snake is avenging himself using blow-dart-propelled venom. There's also a bibulous old lady who loves lurid murder mysteries, the indispensable Eddie Arent as an eager reporter who plays invisible ping-pong, a cigarette-smoking stuffed deer, and a couple of those signature point-of-view trick shots from director Vohrer. The pace is a bit stodgy and the Squeaker doesn't seem to be involved much at all -- it sure doesn't resemble the older British version. The Sinister Cinema tape for once features the original intro with the author's name violently spelled out in bullet holes.


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