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Mistress of the World (1960)

Herrin der Welt (original title)
Professor Johansson has made a huge scientific breakthrough; a device that will create a huge magnetic pulse that knocks out all electricity over a continent-wide area. The military ... See full summary »

Directors:

William Dieterle, Richard Angst (uncredited)

Writers:

Jo Eisinger, Pascal Jardin (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martha Hyer ... Karin Johanson
Carlos Thompson ... Peter Lundström
Micheline Presle ... Mrs. Latour
Wolfgang Preiss ... Dr. Henrik Brandes
Carl Lange ... Berakov
Leon Askin ... Fernando
Valéry Inkijinoff ... Priester
Gino Cervi ... Professor Johanson
Lino Ventura ... Biamonte
Hans Nielsen Hans Nielsen ... Colonel Dagget
Charles Regnier Charles Regnier ... Norvald
Jean-Claude Michel Jean-Claude Michel ... Ballard
Carlo Giustini Carlo Giustini ... Seemann John
Georges Rivière ... Logan
Rolf von Nauckhoff Rolf von Nauckhoff ... Dalkin (as Ralph Nauckhoff)
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Storyline

Professor Johansson has made a huge scientific breakthrough; a device that will create a huge magnetic pulse that knocks out all electricity over a continent-wide area. The military applications are already being thought of when Dr. Johansson is kidnapped by a group of profit-seeking mercenaries. Meanwhile, his daughter, Karin, finds herself having to consort with all manner of shady characters as she searches for her father. Written by Alfred Jingle

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Country:

France | Italy | West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

12 October 1960 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Mistress of the World See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (part 2) | (part 1)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Martha Hyers says in her biography that William Dieterle wore his famous white gloves during the shooting, and never made a move unless his wife approved it astrologically. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sabu: The Elephant Boy (1993) See more »

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A welcome curiosity
12 April 2012 | by ricbigiSee all my reviews

William Dieterle did very good work with the material at hand. For such an unknown piece of filmmaking, the viewing experience is surprisingly pleasant. First of all, this is a spy thriller shot in Europe and Asia, with beautiful location scenes in Stockholm, the French Riviera, Naples, Bangkok, the Thai jungle and Angkor-Vat. The color photography is indeed excellent and one wonders how they managed to get such fine results without incurring into huge expenses. Add to that, a few very decent special effects, keeping in mind the film was produced in 1959-1960. The plot involves typical Cold War themes, dealing with espionage concerning a top secret formula that must not get into the wrong hands. The film could be 20 minutes shorter but one watches it without any difficulty. The international cast deserves praise, especially the excellent Micheline Presle as a spy working for the enemy. Martha Hyer is, as always, a welcome presence in any film. Why Hitchcock never did significant work with her? Incredible!


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