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Again the Ringer (1965)

Neues vom Hexer (original title)
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Heinz Drache ...
Barbara Rütting ...
Margie Fielding
Brigitte Horney ...
Lady Aston
Margot Trooger ...
Siegfried Schürenberg ...
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Robert Hoffmann ...
Archie Moore
Karl John ...
Dr. Mills (as Carl John)
Hubert von Meyerinck ...
Judge Matthews
Heinz Spitzner ...
Bailey
Kurt Waitzmann ...
Lanny
Lia Eibenschütz ...
Lady Curtain
Teddy Naumann ...
Charles
Gisela Hahn ...
Susan Copperfield
Lu Säuberlich ...
Gouvernante
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4 June 1965 (West Germany)  »

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Initially, Horst Wendlandt planned to produce another "Hexer"-Sequel in 1966 as the first color film of his Edgar Wallace-Series (the then working title simply was "Hexer III") and directed by Alfred Vohrer again. However, since this film hasn't had as much success at the box office as Wendlandt hoped for, he decided to skip the project. See more »

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In order to clear his name, the Hexer and Eddi Arentt help out Heinz Drache
23 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Neues vom Hexer" is a very good Edgar Wallace krimi. I have yet to see a bad one. (The name Arentt has an extra t on purpose because the IMDb spellchecker keeps changing it to Aren't, which offends me more than the extra t. And this is my way of informing IMDb of this issue. It hasn't produced a solution as yet, however.)

These stories frequently feature murders within a family so that a large inheritance will fall into the hands of an inheritor. In this one, there is a slight variation. Hatred seems to be the motivation. The murderer shifts the blame to the Hexer. That motivates the Hexer to come out of retirement to clear his name. He's aided by Eddi Arentt in an excellent performance even for him. The Hexer's efforts aid detective Heinz Drache.

It's not the story that makes this picture good, although it's complex and well-handled. It's really the cast's abilities to bring the characters to life and various "bits" that the movie contains. Take Siegfried Schurenberg for one. He consistently elaborates his character, especially his control of his attraction to the opposite sex. Klaus Kinski usually has minor roles but invariably fills them out in interesting ways. Arentt is in a class by himself. This movie has one bit in which the Hexer is seen reading an Edgar Wallace book named "Neues vom Hexer". A young boy has an extended sequence in which he is with real tigers. He gets on the back of one and rides it. He nuzzles it head to head too. Robert Hoffmann has a well-acted role at the outset. I could go on and on about how each scene uses the cast's talents. These are well-directed movies.


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