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Herbert Reinecker (screenplay) and
Edgar Wallace (novel)
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Release Date:
11 August 1967 (West Germany) See more »
Police try to track down a hooded serial killer who murders his victims with a combination of acid and poison gas. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Joachim Fuchsberger ... Inspektor Higgins
Uschi Glas ... Ann Portland
Grit Boettcher ... Betty Falks
Konrad Georg ... Keyston
Harry Riebauer ... Mark Denver
Tilly Lauenstein ... Harriet Foster
Ilse Pagé ... Sekretärin
Siegfried Rauch ... Frank Keeney
Claus Holm ... Glenn Powers
Günter Meisner ... Greaves
Hans Epskamp ... Bannister
Heinz Spitzner ... Harrison
Jan Hendriks ... Brent
Rudolf Schündler ... Sergeant Hanfield
Narziß Sokatscheff ... Cress Bartling (as Narziss Sokatscheff)
Tilo von Berlepsch ... Polizeiarzt
Kurt Waitzmann ... Carrington
Suzanne Roquette ... Mary Houston
Susanne Hsiao ... June Bell (as Suzann Hsiao)
Inge Sievers ... Mildred Miller
Ewa Strömberg ... Pam Walsbury
Bruno W. Pantel ... Busschaffner
Kurt Buecheler ... Winston Robson
Siegfried Schürenberg ... Sir John
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herbert Kerz ... Monk double (uncredited)
Alfred Vohrer ... Edgar Wallace (voice) (uncredited) (archive footage)
Wilhelm Vorwerg ... Dr. Cabble (uncredited)

Directed by
Alfred Vohrer 
Writing credits
Herbert Reinecker (screenplay) (as Alex Berg)

Edgar Wallace  novel "The Terror"

Produced by
Horst Wendlandt .... producer
Original Music by
Martin Böttcher 
Cinematography by
Karl Löb 
Film Editing by
Jutta Hering 
Art Direction by
Walter Kutz 
Wilhelm Vorwerg 
Costume Design by
Irms Pauli 
Production Management
Fritz Klotsch .... production manager (as Fritz Klotzsch)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eva Ebner .... assistant director
Sound Department
Gerhard Müller .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerd-Victor Krau .... still photographer
Rudolf Sandtner .... camera operator
Ernst Zahrt .... assistant camera
Other crew
Herbert Kerz .... location manager
Harry Wilbert .... unit manager
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Der Mönch mit der Peitsche" - West Germany (original title)
"The Prussic Factor" - USA
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88 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Klangfilm Eurocord-Magnetocord)
Finland:(Banned) (1970) | Germany:12 (re-rating) (2004) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:16 (original rating)
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Errors in geography: Although the movie is set in England, most of the cars have their steering wheel on the left.See more »
Sekretärin:[flirtatiously] I've heard that women are killed for one of two reasons. Money, or else uncontrolled passion. And I lean towards passion.See more »
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Weird and wonderful mystery flick!, 27 April 2008
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

I'm still new to the Krimi genre and the only one I've seen prior to seeing this one was the earlier and somewhat disappointing 'The Dead Eyes of London', which didn't exactly inspire a great hope for the rest of the genre in me. If I'd seen this one first, however, the feeling would have been different as while The College Girl Murders is a bizarre and rather wacky attempt at a crime flick; it's great fun to watch and it's really hard to hate a film that throws so many weird and wonderful ideas into the script and manages to pull it off with style. The film begins in a lab where a crazy scientist has invented a new and highly toxic poison that kills its victim and makes it look like they died from a heart attack. This poison is used by a mysterious criminal mastermind who breaks common criminals out of jail to carry out his murders using this poison (and then has them put back in jail). As the title suggests, it's a nearby college full of girls that provides most of the victims. There's also a mysterious monk dressed in a red robe who marauds around breaking necks with a bullwhip.

Of course, with a plot like that; this is not exactly a serious affair and the director clearly knows that as there is a very tongue-in-cheek vibe to the film, which does bode well with the plot. The fact that there are so many different sides to the plot does unfortunately mean that everything does not run smoothly; although this isn't a big problem as things are kept ticking over nicely throughout the film and there's always enough going on to keep the audience interested. The atmosphere is superb and the colour scheme on display is great too look at. Of course, the film is based on an Edgar Wallace novel and clearly the man has a great imagination; the locations used are also superb and while a killer's lair decked out with a host of wild and exotic animals might not serve any relevance to the plot, it does help to give the film that extra 'something'. You cant expect a conclusion that fully makes sense after all the stuff that goes on in this film; but the reason for the murders sort of makes sense and is a satisfying way for the film to climax. Overall, College Girl Murders is an excellent little mystery flick and one that comes highly recommended!

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