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Psycho-Circus (1966)
"Circus of Fear" (original title)

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A circus becomes the location for stolen loot and murder.

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Gregor
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Elliott
Anthony Newlands ...
Barberini
Heinz Drache ...
Carl
Eddi Arent ...
Eddie
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Manfred
Margaret Lee ...
Gina
Suzy Kendall ...
Natasha
Cecil Parker ...
Sir John
Victor Maddern ...
Mason
Maurice Kaufmann ...
Mario
Lawrence James ...
Manley
Tom Bowman ...
Jackson
Skip Martin ...
Mr. Big
Nosher Powell ...
Red (as Fred Powell)
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A circus becomes the location for stolen loot and murder.

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The most horrifying syndicate of evil in history!


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Though shot in color, the film was released in Germany only in black-and-white. The main reason was the close relationship of Rialto Film, the Production Company of the German Edgar Wallace Series, and Constantin Film, this film's German distributor and co-producer. Rialto Film wanted to promote a production of their own as the "first Edgar Wallace Film in Color". This film was to be The Hunchback of Soho (1966), released in Germany only a couple of months after "Circus of Fear". The original colour version of the film was released in Germany for the first time ever on DVD in 2006, though in edited form. See more »

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About five minutes into the movie, when the police are chasing the van, the shadow of the camera is visible on the front of the van. See more »

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robbery against the backdrop of Tower Bridge
9 June 2014 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

This is likable but perhaps in the end a little too keen to confuse. With more sex and violence this would have been a giallo and we would have worried less about one after the other being made to appear the guilty one. Great start with robbery against the backdrop of Tower Bridge and we proceed with a fantastic little river trip amidst the docks that were. Hard now to recall just how dismal, dirty and downright depressing some of these bits of London were in the early sixties. Great to see now though and contrast with today.

The story slows as we go to the circus but there are plenty of period vehicles and fairly interesting turns to watch. Klaus Kinski, and Suzy Kendall have far too little to do and whilst not wishing to spoil anything, what a strange part for Christopher Lee!


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