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Circus of Fear
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May 1967 (USA) See more »
The most horrifying syndicate of evil in history!
A circus becomes the location for stolen loot and murder. | Full synopsis »
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  (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)

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
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)
"Gregor" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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90 min | USA:65 min (edited) (black and white version)
Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2005) | West Germany:16 (nf) (cut)

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: When the police are chasing the van, the weather alternates between cloudy and rainy, and bright sunlight between shots.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
An incomplete film?, 31 August 2000
Author: evilskip ( from In the circus

This movie has more title changes than evilskip's shorts. Psycho Circus, Circus Of Fear etc.It isn't a horror movie but it is a crime movie and I might add it is a crime what has been done to this movie.It may or not be based somewhat loosely on an Edgar Wallace thriller.

A robbery goes awry leading to murder,double crossings, mistaken identities, blackmail and revenge.You've got a great cast, an involving plot distributors that butchered the film.There is at least one reel missing from this print that has some important exposition.Not to mention 15 minutes as well.This print only runs 74 minutes.

I would love to see the complete film.In the meantime this one will have to do.

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