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The Death Ray of Dr. Mabuse (1964)
"Die Todesstrahlen des Dr. Mabuse" (original title)

 |  Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  1967 (USA)
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The evil Dr. Mabuse develops a death ray with which he threatens the world.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maj. Bob Anders
O.E. Hasse ...
Prof. Larsen
Yvonne Furneaux ...
Gilda Larsen (as Yvonne Fourneaux)
Rika Dialyna ...
Judy (as Rika Dialina)
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Dr. Mabuse (archive footage)
Walter Rilla ...
Prof. Pohland
Ernst Schröder ...
Chefarzt
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Col. Matson
Valéry Inkijinoff ...
Dr. Krishna
Dieter Eppler ...
Kaspar
Claudio Gora ...
Direktor Botani / Dr. Mabuse
Gustavo Rojo ...
Mario Monta
Massimo Pietrobon ...
Jason Monta
Charles Fawcett ...
Cmdr. Adams (as Charly Fawcett)
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The evil Dr. Mabuse develops a death ray with which he threatens the world.

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The death knell of Dr Mabuse is more like it.
2 August 2000 | by (on an island full of spies) – See all my reviews

From 1960 to 1964 the Germans released six thrillers focusing on Dr Mabuse. I loved five of them.Guess which one I hate.Hate may be too strong a word.But after wanting to see this for so long the actual viewing is a disappointment.

The writers/producers/director strayed from the original source material of Dr Mabuse. James Bond was extremely popular at the time and it heavily influenced this film.

What we have is a hodge podge of too many smart spies running around an island. They're all looking for the latest person possessed by Dr Mabuse. Mabuse has gotten his hands on a death ray and is ready to start World War III.

If it wasn't for a very tenuous three minutes at the beginning of the film and the last two minutes you wouldn't know you were watching a Dr Mabuse movie. You'd chalk it up to a really bad James Bond rip off and do something else. Smart move.


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