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.
Ein klassischer "Krimi" - ein mitreißender 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 inspector Elk/Hedge is riding in the Double Decker Bus near the beginning of the film, the signs near his window are mirror inverted, indicating a flipped shot. They obviously shot the scene (in front of a very obvious rear-projection) as if driving from left to right but found out that it didn't intercut well with the outside shot of the real bus going the other way. See more
Spoofed in Der Wixxer
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