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When Strangers Meet (1964)
"Einer Frisst den anderen" (original title)

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Three thieves rip off a shipment of used money being sent back to the US. As they are escaping the robbery (after having taken a hostage), they wind up on an island in a hotel with an ... See full summary »

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Three thieves rip off a shipment of used money being sent back to the US. As they are escaping the robbery (after having taken a hostage), they wind up on an island in a hotel with an apparently crazed manager and a building full of demented residents. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Somewhere in Europe, three unlikely thieves have stolen $1,000,000 in obsolete currency from the United States Treasury. When local hoteliers decide to get a piece of the action, things get complicated, and a game of cat and mouse ensues on a remote island. Stars Jayne Mansfield. See more »


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Jayne Mansfield's voice is dubbed in the English version by Carolyn De Fonseca, while Cameron Mitchell has been re-voiced by Dan Sturkie. See more »

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Darlene: I'd rather have fresh panties in Teaneck, New Jersey.
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Trash On The Mediterranean
3 March 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In one of her last films Jayne Mansfield probably signed on to do this film for the price of a ticket to Europe to film Dog Eat Dog on a nice plush Mediterranean island in Yugoslavia. Other than a tax write off I can't see any other reason for appearing in this trash.

Jayne's the moll of gangster Ivor Salter who has just pulled off a robbery of US currency traded by tourists for European denominations and has further attempted to dump partner Cameron Mitchell. Mitchell gets tossed off a cliff, but he lives and is out for revenge.

They all wind up fleeing the authorities on some resort island where the guests and management of the hotel are all a bit flaky, but not flaky enough to not want a cut of the loot, or all of the loot. Then people start getting very dead.

I'm curious about the reaction to the film, people seem either to think this is great avant garde cinema or like me they think it trash. I can't see any great entertainment value here. Not even color cinematography which is a must in the Mediterranean.

I'm wondering why Werner Peters was dubbed, his thick Teutonic accent is part of his persona. Normally playing Nazis, Peters here is a musician and companion to the crazy lady who runs the hotel. Why he wasn't speaking in his normal accent is beyond me. He speaks a concise English in other and better films.

In fact everybody here has appeared in something way much better than Dog Eat Dog.


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