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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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User Reviews:
A bit better than just a time passer. See more (25 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)

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

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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:
Crew or equipment visible: 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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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A bit better than just a time passer., 24 August 2010
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is a pretty good little film, though it is a lot like two films in one. The first portion is a heist film. However, after the money is hidden among the props at a circus, the film abruptly becomes a 'psycho at the circus' film. This was a very odd way of constructing the film--not bad, mind you, just very different.

Once in the circus portion of the film, one by one people are killed or nearly killed and the film becomes like a mystery. Who is the person behind all this? Who will they kill next? I would say that the true perpetrator was a pretty good choice, as it took me by surprise--making the film a better than average film.

By the way, although the film gives top billing to Christopher Lee, you barely see him in the film. Much of the time he's wearing a hood and I even wondered if it was always him under this disguise or if they just had an extra (a very TALL extra) filling in for some scenes. Who knows? However, even it was always him, it's more Leo Genn's film. Regardless, it's worth a look.

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