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The Mysterious Magician (1964)

Der Hexer (original title)
The sister of a famous, but as yet uncaught, criminal named The Hexer is murdered. Inspector Higgins of Scotland Yard believes that The Hexer will surface to take his revenge on his ... See full summary »

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The sister of a famous, but as yet uncaught, criminal named The Hexer is murdered. Inspector Higgins of Scotland Yard believes that The Hexer will surface to take his revenge on his sister's killers, and plans to set a trap to finally capture him. However, soon bodies start piling up, and it looks as if The Hexer may get away yet again. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Producer Horst Wendlandt kept the last pages of the screenplay in a safe and had each of the leading actors sign a special insurance document in order to keep the surprise ending a secret. See more »

Goofs

A view into a yard trough a window in Arthur Milton's house is obviously shot through a window set on the top of a structure. A shot from the inner yard reveals that there is no house where the room should be. In the "room" sunlight can be seen reflected on the actors which could only be possible if the room had no ceiling. Furthermore, a shadow of the camera can be seen on actor Siegfried Lowitz. See more »

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Who is the Hexer?
13 April 2007 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

When Gwenda Milton is murdered in London, her brother returns from Australia to find the killers. His nickname is "Hexer" ("wizard") because he wears many masks and can disappear without a trace. The police have a love/hate relationship with him, because he takes justice into his own hands, but justice it undeniably is. The success of this movie is owed to an excellent marketing strategy. The production company locked the final pages of the screenplay away, so that even the actors didn't know before the day of shooting who would be the Hexer in disguise. Neither will I tell you now. The whole movie builds up tension until this final revelation.

Of course there are the popular actors of the Edgar Wallace series (Fuchsberger, Drache, Lowitz, Aren't, Schürenberg), plus an excellent Margot Trooger - calm, yet charming -, but it's the story in the first place which makes "Der Hexer" memorable.


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