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Mistress of the World (1960)

Herrin der Welt (original title)
Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi | 12 October 1960 (France)
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 ... 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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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 »

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

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Plot twists & turns
19 November 2001 | by bunch-5See all my reviews

You may not want to pay to go see this movie, but if it comes on TV it may be worth your time.

First off, the setting of this movie goes from Europe to Thailand to Cambodia (Angkor Wat). It was really neat to see scenes of Bangkok over 40 years ago.

Lots of secret agents involved as well as some unexpected killing & serious plot twists. I was just thinking "hey, that's exactly what I'd do in that situation". In so many films you see someone kill someone then leave that person's gun behind and you say to yourself that they're a real idiot, that you would have picked up the gun and searched the body, etc. This film has a lot of scenes where feel that the actors are acting intelligently.

This movie was originally in German and the English dubbing isn't bad at all.

Check it out!


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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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