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Writer:
Harry Alan Towers (screenplay)
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Release Date:
May 1967 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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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)

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 | USA:65 min (edited) (black and white version)
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Color:
Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio:
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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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The 1967 USA release was in black and white and edited down to 65 minutes for bookings on the lower half of the bill.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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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Whodunnit ? Whodunnwhat ? Who to ? And Who's He ?, 21 July 2004
Author: Simon James (smudged68) from Herefordshire, England

Christopher Lee in "Circus Of Fear". It's got to be a horror movie, right ? Well, no. "Circus Of Fear" is a pretty classic-style whodunnit full of red herrings and characters with skeletons in their cupboards.

It starts with a very dramatic and almost silent armoured car heist which goes terribly wrong when a security guard is shot and killed. The gang escape and divide up the loot, saving one share for their boss who only communicates with them via the phone and who none of them have ever seen. The action soon moves to the winter quarters of Barberini's circus - which appears to be somewhere in Berkshire! There is a quite surreal shot of a line of elephants and camels moving down a suburban street. The rest of the film takes place here, its anglo-German cast perfectly capturing the international flavour of the circus. And it is here that the murder mystery element of the film really takes off. Leo Genn is 'Gentleman Jim' Elliott, the police inspector investigating the heist. Though it seems most of the circus folk are keeping an eye on each other. Christopher Lee makes a startling appearance as Gregor, the lion tamer, who wears a black hood at all times to hide the horrible scars he received when he was attacked by a lion. The film was written and produced by Harry Alan Towers, for whom Lee made the series of Fu Manchu pictures, and directed by John Moxey, for whom he had made the 1959 occult chiller "City Of The Dead". There are pleasures to be had from cameo appearances by the likes of Cecil Parker as Elliott's superior and Klaus Kinski who gets to lurk menacingly as a member of the gang. It's not long before more bodies start piling up. But who is the killer ? Is it Barberini, the circus owner with financial troubles ? Mario, the jealous knife-thrower ? Maybe it's Mr. Big, the blackmailer ? Or Karl, the ringmaster with an unhealthy interest in Gina, Mario's girlfriend ? Or maybe it's Gregor, whose brother is in jail for murder ? I've seen the film. I know the truth. The killer is..Aaaarghh!

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