Dr Mabuse

by Mighty_Emperor | created - 12 Jun 2012 | updated - 12 Jun 2012 | Public

The loose collection of films that span off from the Doctor Mabuse books.

Further reading: The Strange Case of Dr. Mabuse: A Study of the Twelve Films and Five Novels by David Kalat (2005) - Amazon.com and .co.uk

See also: Bonkers - my list of odd films

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1. Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922)

Not Rated | 242 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse sets out to make a fortune and run Berlin. Detective Wenk sets out to stop him.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Aud Egede-Nissen, Gertrude Welcker, Alfred Abel

Votes: 6,093

This film is public domain.

2. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime

A new crime wave grips the city and all clues seem to lead to the nefarious Dr. Mabuse, even though he has been imprisoned in a mental asylum for nearly a decade.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Otto Wernicke, Gustav Diessl, Rudolf Schündler

Votes: 9,749

3. The Last Will of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

95 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

French version of the German movie The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933). Both movies were directed simultaneously by Fritz Lang in Germany.

Directors: Fritz Lang, René Sti | Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Thomy Bourdelle, Karl Meixner, Jim Gérald

Votes: 669

They refilmed the Testament of Dr Mabuse using French actors.

4. The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960)

103 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

During the 1960s Germany, criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse is using hypnotized victims and the surveillance equipment of a Nazi-era bugged hotel to steal nuclear technology from a visiting American industrialist.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Dawn Addams, Peter van Eyck, Gert Fröbe, Wolfgang Preiss

Votes: 2,359

5. The Return of Dr. Mabuse (1961)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Evil mastermind Dr. Mabuse is using brainwashed prison inmates to commit crimes but the German police aided by an FBI agent is on his trail.

Director: Harald Reinl | Stars: Gert Fröbe, Lex Barker, Daliah Lavi, Fausto Tozzi

Votes: 427

6. The Invisible Dr. Mabuse (1962)

89 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

Evil mastermind Dr. Mabuse seeks Professor Erasmus' secret invention, a device that makes one invisible, but a murder in a revue theatre brings the German police and the FBI into the mix.

Director: Harald Reinl | Stars: Lex Barker, Karin Dor, Siegfried Lowitz, Rudolf Fernau

Votes: 277

7. The Terror of Doctor Mabuse (1962)

88 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

German Police Inspector Lohmann investigates a string of crimes resembling Dr. Mabuse's M.O. but Mabuse is in Professor Polland's care inside an insane asylum.

Director: Werner Klingler | Stars: Gert Fröbe, Senta Berger, Helmut Schmid, Charles Regnier

Votes: 336

aka The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

A remake.

8. Dr. Mabuse vs. Scotland Yard (1963)

90 min | Crime, Thriller, Sci-Fi

The spirit of the evil Dr. Mabuse takes over the body of a famous professor. The professor/Dr. Mabuse then begins a new crime wave that terrorizes the city.

Director: Paul May | Stars: Peter van Eyck, Agnes Windeck, Dieter Borsche, Werner Peters

Votes: 246

aka Dr. Mabuse vs. Scotland Yard

9. The Death Ray of Dr. Mabuse (1964)

90 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The evil Dr. Mabuse develops a death ray with which he threatens the world.

Directors: Hugo Fregonese, Victor De Santis | Stars: Peter van Eyck, O.E. Hasse, Yvonne Furneaux, Rika Dialyna

Votes: 228

aka The Death Ray of Dr. Mabuse

11. Dr. M (1990)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In the not-too-distant future Berlin is shocked by a series of spectacular suicides; a policeman's investigations lead him to a beautiful, enigmatic woman and the revelation of a sinister ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Alan Bates, Jennifer Beals, Jan Niklas, Hanns Zischler

Votes: 356

12. Doctor Mabuse (2013)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse returns from exile to begin a new reign of terror, and only young Inspector Carl Lohemann stands in his way.

Director: Ansel Faraj | Stars: Jerry Lacy, Nathan Wilson, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Lara Parker

Votes: 55

13. Dr. Mabuse im Gedächtnis (1985)

15 min | Documentary, Short

Rudolf Schündler, who played the role of Hardy, describes his experiences on Fritz Lang's The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933).

Director: Thomas Honickel | Star: Rudolf Schündler

Votes: 12