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Face of the Frog (1959)

Der Frosch mit der Maske (original title)
Both Scotland Yard and an amateur American sleuth are tracking a master criminal known as The Frog. This moniker refers to the bulging-eyed mask worn by the evildoer, and is reflected by ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Richard Gordon
... Ella Bennet (as Eva Anthes)
Jochen Brockmann ... Philo Johnson
Carl Lange ... John Bennet (as Karl Lange)
Dieter Eppler ... Joshua Broad
... Lolita
Walter Wilz ... Ray Bennet
... Ezra Maitland
Erwin Strahl ... Sergeant Balder aka Nummer 7 (German version) / Sergeant Barclay aka Number 7 (English version)
... Sir Archibald (as Ernst W. Fürbringer)
... James
Ulrich Beiger ... Everett
... Lew Brady
Michel Hildesheim ... Mills
Charlotte Scheier-Herold ... Lady Maggie Farnsworth (German version) / Lady Aubrid Farnsworth (English version)
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Both Scotland Yard and an amateur American sleuth are tracking a master criminal known as The Frog. This moniker refers to the bulging-eyed mask worn by the evildoer, and is reflected by the frog icons painfully tatooed onto the forearms of his henchmen. The trail leads to the country manor of an enigmatic, steely-eyed nabob, whose repressed son has eyes for the artistes at the Lolita cabaret, and whose lovely daughter captures the fancy of both the American playboy and the villain himself. Murder, kidnapping and seduction ensue. Written by GoblinHairedGuy

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Trans: It is impossible not to be captivated by Edgar Wallace. See more »

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4 April 1960 (Denmark)  »

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Most of the outdoor scenes were shot in Denmark. See more »

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All the cars are left-hand drive - even the English police have no right-hand drive cars. See more »

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Followed by The Inn on the River (1962) See more »

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Nachts im Nebel an der Themse
Music by Karl Bette
Text by Theo Maria Werner (as Theo M. Werner) and Hans Billian
Performed by Eva Pflug (dubbed by unknown)
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Atrocity!
13 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie is an abomination, and its making should have been considered a capital crime.

One of the great mysteries of film-making is why nobody ever has made a faithful movie adaptation of this wonderful mystery. It is a tale of a really gripping mystery, nice old-fashioned romance, and dry English humor. Why did the makers have to change Richard Gordon from a Scotland Yard policeman to an amateur detective, introduce the idiotic role and caricature of his English servant, change the part of the main storyline about the murder charge and circumstances of Gordon's struggle to save the accused, etc., etc.? These producers and directors who always think they can make a better story than the one in the book should write the original script themselves and not to rape another person's product.


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