A sad attempt to revive the classic Wallace series
This German TV film was supposed to revive and continue the 1960s classic series of films based on novels by Edgar Wallace. Sadly enough, it fails miserably. The story is rather confusing, the final twist doesn't make any sense and worst of all the actors are unconvincing apart from some older cast members such as Pinkas Braun and Gisela Uhlen, who already starred in a number of Wallace films in the 1960s. Although the film was a flop on TV, some six or seven Wallace adaptations followed (all of very poor quality) until 2002. Obviously, it took the producers that long to accept that these films cannot hold a candle to the classic series.
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