The College Girl Murders (1967)
"Der Mönch mit der Peitsche" (original title)

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Police try to track down a hooded serial killer who murders his victims with a combination of acid and poison gas.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Uschi Glas ...
Ann Portland
Grit Boettcher ...
Betty Falks
Konrad Georg ...
Harry Riebauer ...
Mark Denver
Tilly Lauenstein ...
Harriet Foster
Ilse Pagé ...
Siegfried Rauch ...
Frank Keeney
Claus Holm ...
Glenn Powers
Günter Meisner ...
Hans Epskamp ...
Heinz Spitzner ...
Jan Hendriks ...
Rudolf Schündler ...
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Cress Bartling (as Narziss Sokatscheff)


Police try to track down a hooded serial killer who murders his victims with a combination of acid and poison gas.

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11 August 1967 (West Germany)  »

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The College Girl Murders  »

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1.66 : 1
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Although the movie is set in England, most of the cars have their steering wheel on the left. See more »


Sir John: What reason could there possibly be for the murder of this poor girl?
Harriet Foster: No reason in the world.
Sir John: You're missing the point, Mrs. Foster. Now then, the girl WAS murdered, wasn't she? And since nobody has ever murdered without a reason, there must, therefore, *be* a reason.
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Poisonous Bibles and Red Monks running Amok! It must be a "Krimi"
15 December 2009 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

"The College Girl Murders" is my first acquaintance with the writing work of Edgar Wallace – and generally my first real acquaintance with "Krimi" films in general – and I can say that I'm moderately impressed. This stuff is really entertaining, although I never would have expected it to be so … goofy! The film has an exhilarating and nicely convoluted plot, with a healthy dose of humor, flamboyant twists and pretty inventive killings. There's some James Bond type of evil mastermind – who always sits in the shadow and in front of a large monitor - recruiting prisoners to kill certain girls at a specific college with a new type of poison. There's also a villainous monk with a whip, dressed like a communist KKK member, getting rid of the leftover characters, like overly curious teachers and such, as well as a kooky police commissioner who persists on solving the case with a psychological approach. Seriously, if I had known sooner that these Krimi films were so colorful and crazy, I would have purchased a whole collection of them already. The pretzel plot actually raises more questions than it answers in the end, and the overload of comical gimmicks on the account of Scotland Yard Inspector Higgins are sometimes a bit much to swallow, but I don't care because it was sublime entertainment. Even the funky 60's soundtrack remained stuck in my head for a long time. It's like a variant on the Italian Giallo, but with slapstick elements.

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