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Circus of Fear
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Writer:
Harry Alan Towers (screenplay)
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Release Date:
May 1967 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The most horrifying syndicate of evil in history!
Plot:
A circus becomes the location for stolen loot and murder. | Full synopsis »
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Don't be fooled by the credits, Lee is not the main star in this one. See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Lee ... Gregor

Leo Genn ... Elliott
Anthony Newlands ... Barberini
Heinz Drache ... Carl
Eddi Arent ... Eddie

Klaus Kinski ... 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)
Gordon Petrie ... Negro
Henry B. Longhurst ... Hotel Porter (as Henry Longhurst)
Dennis Blakely ... Guard (I) Armoured Van

George Fisher ... Fourth Man
Peter Brace ... Man in Speedboat
Roy Scammell ... Man in Speedboat (as Roy Scammel)
Geoff Silk ... Security Man
Keith Peacock ... Security Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alfred Vohrer ... Edgar Wallace (archive sound: German version) (voice) (uncredited)
Fred Wood ... Circus Roadie (Centre) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Werner Jacobs (german version)
John Llewellyn Moxey (english language version) (as John Moxey)
 
Writing credits
Harry Alan Towers (screenplay) (as Peter Welbeck)

Edgar Wallace  novel "The Three Just Man" (uncredited)

Produced by
David Henley .... producer (as A David Henley Film)
Harry Alan Towers .... producer
 
Original Music by
Johnny Douglas 
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Steward (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Trumper 
 
Art Direction by
Frank White 
 
Makeup Department
Anne Box .... hairdresser (as Ann Box)
Frank Turner .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Peter Manley .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barrie Melrose .... assistant director (as Barry Melrose)
 
Art Department
George Lack .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
John Brommage .... sound recordist
Ken Cameron .... sound recordist
John Colville .... sound editor
 
Stunts
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Silk .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dudley Lovell .... camera operator
John von Kotze .... second unit photography
Karl Bayer .... still photographer (uncredited)
John von Kotze .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Guerin .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
John Colville .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Johnny Douglas .... conductor
 
Other crew
Eve Wilson .... continuity (as Eve Willson)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Circus of Fear" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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Color:
Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2005) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
The only double the producers could find for Christopher Lee was the circus' real lion tamer, who Lee describes as being "half my height." In order to make the situation credible, 6'4" tall Christopher Lee was shot in close-up so the height differential would not be too obvious to the audience. According to Lee, he wore a black mask through nine-tenths of the movie anyway.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the police are chasing the van, the weather alternates between cloudy and rainy, and bright sunlight between shots.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited from Circus of Horrors (1960)See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Don't be fooled by the credits, Lee is not the main star in this one., 28 March 2004
Author: Aaron1375

This movie would lead you to believe that Christopher Lee is the main star, but he is not in it all that much. He is in this one more than he was in "Scream and Scream Again", but for most of his scenes he is wearing a hood. This movie was sort of good, sort of bad. The opening of the movie was messed up on the copy I got as scenes skipped here and there and the sound was messed up too, but as the movie went along it got better. This movie first shows a complicated armored truck robbery in to much detail. It then shifted to the circus where the police tracked some of the money. In the circus we meet all sorts of strange characters; any number of them could be responsible for the robbery and a murder that took place on circus grounds. Of course, the movie leads you to believe this or that person committed the crime and each time they usually clear the person of the crime. Could have been better, but it could have been worse it was somewhat interesting. Has to be one of the only movies ever to end with a little person being fired.

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