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The Secret Killer (1965)
"Le vampire de Düsseldorf" (original title)

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A true story of Peter Kurten, a serial killer who committed nine murders and many other offenses in Dusseldorf during the Great Depression era.

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Robert Hossein ...
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Anna
Roger Dutoit ...
Commissaire Momberg
Annie Anderson ...
Paula
Michel Dacquin ...
Beck
Anne Carrère
Norma Dugo ...
Une fille
Jessica
Paul Pavel ...
Lehndorf
Robert Le Béal ...
Schroeder
Colette Régis ...
La patronne du cabaret
Jean-Michel Rouzière
André Badin ...
Le garçon du dancing (as Badin)
Tony Soler ...
Mme Loebel
Tanya Lopert ...
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A true story of Peter Kurten, a serial killer who committed nine murders and many other offenses in Dusseldorf during the Great Depression era.

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Robert Hussein reads the "Frankfurter Rundschau". Although an article is shown about the vampire of Düsseldorf, another article is about eastern Berlin. The newspaper itself is from the 1960s. The Frankfurter Rundschau was founded after the Second World War. It did not exist in the 30s. See more »

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highly recommended
23 November 2013 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

A major discovery, for me, this one, written, directed and starring, Robert Hossein. Evidently a highly esteemed French actor who played many a romantic lead with the likes of Bardot and Loren, he also played less frivolous parts including thrillers such as Riffifi. Not as prolific at directing, he nevertheless seems to have made several interesting sounding titles that I shall have to look out for. His leading lady here is Marie France Pisier, who also was a very popular artiste in France and amongst other things was in Celine and Julie Go boating and a couple of Bunuel's. Here she plays a very cool and attractive cabaret singer, complete with top hat and whip. Her scenes in the nightclub are most effective as is the whole film. Based on a true story of a Dusseldorf serial killer, the sleazy back streets here are actually Madrid and the b/w cinematography throughout is a joy. Extremely well performed by all concerned and very competently directed, this is a highly recommended film.


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