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The College Girl Murders (1967)

Der Mönch mit der Peitsche (original title)
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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Ann Portland
Grit Boettcher ...
Betty Falks
Konrad Georg ...
Keyston
Harry Riebauer ...
Mark Denver
Tilly Lauenstein ...
Harriet Foster
Ilse Pagé ...
Sekretärin
Siegfried Rauch ...
Frank Keeney
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Glenn Powers
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Greaves
Hans Epskamp ...
Bannister
Heinz Spitzner ...
Harrison
Jan Hendriks ...
Brent
Rudolf Schündler ...
Sergeant Hanfield
Narziß Sokatscheff ...
Cress Bartling (as Narziss Sokatscheff)
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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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11 August 1967 (West Germany)  »

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

Quotes

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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Referenced in Lukas: Mann und Maus (1998) See more »

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A garish "color krimi" that's still behind the times
9 September 2015 | by (NYC suburbs) – See all my reviews

Another garish "color krimi" from director Alfred Vohrer who splits the action between a girl's school and a men's prison this time. Bumbling Scotland Yard Commissioner Sir John and his flirtatious secretary are back from CREATURE WITH THE BLUE HAND (along with the annoying MANNIX- style soundtrack during the "action" sequences) but the Inspector's been replaced by a smarmy, gum-chewing dick up to his ass in dead bodies.

It's impossible to figure out whodunnit in these Edgar Wallace "inheritence thrillers" since surprise revelations come fast and furious at the end when all the suspects are gathered together a la Agatha Christie. There's usually a Mabuse-like mastermind behind it all and all you have to do is pick out the one least likely to be the madman and there you are. Here, the killer's known as "The Red Monk" and runs around in a red Ku Klux Klan sheet with a pointy hood offing his victims with a bull whip. That's not the only murder weapon, of course, and I quite liked a bible that, when opened, shoots poison gas in a girl's face. Sir John makes mention of a previous adventure, "the case of the sinister monk", which I haven't seen. I must say, however, that this one did have at least a modicum of stye but Germany must have lagged behind the "mod revolution" already in full sway by 1967; there's go go boots and bubble hairdo's, yes, but the mini-skirts are almost knee-length and the girls wear two-piece swimsuits instead of bikinis. Everyone else is strictly squaresville.


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