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The Inn on Dartmoor (1964)

Das Wirtshaus von Dartmoor (original title)
A private detective tries to find out how and why some convicts have mysteriously disappeared from the prison of Dartmoor.



(novel), (as Albert Tanner)


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Complete credited cast:
Anthony Nash
Evelyn Webster
Inspektor Cromwell
Judith Dornys ...
Joyce Trevor
Friedrich Joloff ...
Mr. Simmons
Mady Rahl ...
Mrs. Simmons
Dieter Eppler ...
Mr. Gray
Stanislav Ledinek ...
Friedrich Schoenfelder ...
Sir James
Gerd Frickhöffer ...
Fletcher (as Gerhard Frickhöffer)
Fritz Eberth ...
Ralf Wolter ...
O'Hara (as Ralph Wolter)


Although Dartmoor jail is surrounded by treacherous swamps, 12 prisoners have managed to escape in the last 3 years. However none of them have ever been seen again. So P.I. Nash fears that all of them have been killed by the secret organization they were members of and starts to investigate. He clashes immediately with Inspector Cornwell from Scotland Yard, who's arrived at Dartmoor Inn near the prison, too, for an official investigation. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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10 April 1964 (West Germany)  »

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The Inn on Dartmoor  »

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Chaotic mix, but some nice elements
17 November 2009 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

The setting is around the early 60's on the British countryside. Some escapees from a prison in "Dartmoor" where killed mysterious in the near swamp territory. A P.I. gets challenged to solve the case.

So, a storyline we've seen nearly a thousand times, which isn't really convincing in this case.

The acting is temporarily pretty poor, some shots are just cheesy, and, what annoys me the most, the actors and the scenery are German, yes, even the plate of the prison, is written in German, although it takes place in Britain. The transitions of both, the German and the British aspects and props, are mixed and blurred in some ridiculous forms. The names and attitudes of the characters are so much stereotyped, it seems, the production team didn't took much work on that.

But the soundtrack is very nice, good matching parts for some different shots and scenes.

All in all i was only able watching it, by not taking it serious and seeing it as a parody or comedy. But hey, give it a chance, there are a lot of movies out there, which are way worse than this.

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