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.
A classical "Criminal" (colloquial) - an electrifying film
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Did You Know?
The idea of creating a German Edgar Wallace-Adaption for the screen came to 'Walfried Barthel', then head of Constantin Film, and Constantin's scenario editor Gerhard F. Hummel
after a private screening of Guy Hamilton
's film of The Ringer
(1952). See more
When Richard Gordon and his butler James start the training fight while being held captive at the Frog's, there is suddenly a carpet on the ground, covering the mattress that softens James' fall. The carpet even covers the lower part of the door. In the next shot, the carpet is gone. See more
Referenced in Taxi für eine Leiche
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) See more